Shamanic designs used by painter and archaeologist Nicholas Roerich on the costumes for the original Rite of Spring (1913) apparently shaped the ground patterns of the choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky. Dance detectives Kenneth Archer and Millicent Hodson demonstrate how they discovered these dance and design correspondences in the course of reconstructing the lost Rite for the Joffrey Ballet in 1987 and for other companies worldwide since that time.
Kenneth Archer“Nicholas Roerich And His Theatrical Designs: A Research Survey,”Dance Research Journal18/2 (Winter 1985-1986) pp. 3-6. The article includes a reproduction of the original design from 1913.