Le Sacre Du Printemps - Hungarian Opera Cluj-Napoca Ballet (STEPS - International Contemporary Dance Festival) Due to its unique rhythm, every part of the Rite of Spring music comes to life. The ballet has its its roots in the ancient myth according to which, through a pagan ritual, the wise tribal elders sacrifice a virgin to the god of spring. To awaken the earth, the virgin is condemned to dance without stopping until death. The dance of the chosen virgin ends in death, the girl collapses of exhaustion, becomes still, only to come back to life and dance the fertility rite again, but in this ritual the spring never comes and it’s a neverending funeral.