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Ballets Russes

The Ballets Russes (The Russian Ballets) was an itinerant ballet company from Russia which performed between 1909 and 1929 in many countries.

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Thank you - I love those Ballets Russes programmes (and hadn't looked at one recently): how they mus…
Isabel Stockholm gives a fascinating insight into the life of the Ballets Russes abroad:…
Scheherazade and the Ballets Russes - Wednesday, August 16 at 7:00pm Brothers Jeffrey Nigro and John Nygro expl...
La Chatte, choreographed by George Balanchine to music by Henri Sauguet, premiered in Monte Carlo by Ballets Russes on…
Serge Grigoriev, dancer and ballet master for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, died in London on 28 June 1968, aged 84
June 25 1910 Gabriel Pierné led the premiere of Stravinsky’s Firebird with the Ballets Russes in Paris.
At the sumptuous Coronation Gala, Nikolai Tcherepnin conducted his ballet Pavillon d'Armide, the most courtly in Ballets Russes repertoire..
26 June 1911, London: Ballets Russes perform at Coronation Gala. Nijinska said they could clearly see the King and Queen in the Royal Box...
Nikolai Tcherepnin, composer of several ballets for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, died in Paris on 26 June 1945, aged 72
Stravinsky's The Firebird, choreographed by Mikhail Fokine, premiered by the Ballets Russes in Paris on 25 June 1910
Russian impressario Sergei had just founded a ballet co. in Paris, the Ballets Russes (Russian Ballet).
24 June 1913: London premiere of the opera Boris Godunov in a Ballets Russes production. Chaliapin won great acclaim in his English debut.
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Following the London premiere of the Ballets Russes, 'The Times' of 22 June 1911 declared: "Russians are the ideal dancers of the world"...
Tomorrow night, join us for a spectacular journey into the history of the Ballets Russes! 7:00 at The Hollywood...
Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes-1909-1929 3 CD (NEW) RARE
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Yes, but at this time she could have been a Ballets Russes Star. Only, she didn't want to (try to) dance to Stravinsky!
Was it named after Anna Pavlova then? (She was performing at the nearby Palace Theatre when Ballets Russes opened in London).
21 June 1911: First Ballets Russes London performance. Nijinska reported that even at night, it was so hot "the makeup ran down our faces."
20 June 1912, London: So popular were the Ballets Russes, a matinee performance was sold out despite a clash with Gold Cup Day at Ascot.
Le Train Bleu, choreographed by Bronislava Nijinska to music by Milhaud, premiered by Ballets Russes in Paris on 20 June 1924
📷 crystalline-aesthetics: Léon Bakst Costume design for Ballets Russes ‘Cleopatra’. 1921, graphite and...
Picasso (1881-1973) Ballet Russes: Costume for the Chinese Conjuror for ‘Parade’ 1917
As I edit my Ballets Russes novel here is Vogue on Ballets Russes and its revival.
Charting the impact of the Ballets Russes:
Jean Cocteau, playwright who created libretti for several Ballets Russes ballets, died in Milly-la-Forêt on 11 October …
v🆒📷: work as part of the set design for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. This painting is…
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Designer Leon Bakst costume for the Ballets Russes c. 1911 perfect for
VIDEO: 38th Season Preview - from Ballets Russes to Swan Lake and everything in between
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Love this photo of Mia Slavenska, Ballets Russes. Blur your eyes; a true swan shape | photo
10 yrs ago this month, BALLETS RUSSES debuted In celebration, our DVD is 50%!
.Professional trolling is a joy to observe. It's like Les Ballets Russes but with more LULZ.
Design for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes (1909-1929) by Natalia Goncharova, a scenic and costume design
Ida Lvovna Rubinstein, Ballets Russes dancer and company director, was born in (probably) St Petersburg on 5 October 1885
English National Ballet Beyond Ballets Russes Ksenia Ovsyanick as the Firebird, make-up by MAC
Join us tomorrow for a discussion on the evolution of Ballets Russes set and costume designs with William Eddelman.
October 15 6pm at Rochambeau, FBP participates in panel discussion about upcoming Ballets Russes program
Blimey. I got 10 on the Ballets Russes on Mastermind, including the one the contestant passed on.
9 points for Alex. Next up we have Ed answering questions on The Ballets Russes
20:00 Mastermind: Subjects include silent cinema, the band Hawkwind, the Ballets Russes and King Henry V.
Wonderful video 'When danced with on & the Ballets Russes.
BALLETS RUSSES and FADOS listed on 's list of dance docs you should watch now on
"Les Ballets Russes" (Russian Ballet) Triptych commissioned for the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago.
Third to take on the Mastermind chair tomorrow is Ed Greisl. He'll be answering qu's on The Ballets Russes.
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Irina Baronova and the Ballets Russes De Monte Carlo By Tennant, Victoria [link removed]
Ballets Russes was big influence on my g-uncle's designs - fascinating to hear lecture
Get your tickets for our tribute to the Ballets Russes and Vaslav Nijinsky 1 - 2 May 2015
Kate Bush, Ballets Russes, Inner Child clam for the new edgy ballerina at
Rene Blum and the Ballets Russes: In Search of a Lost Life
Just spend all evening staring at Ballets Russes costumes and sketches
CCW FAD students looking at Ballets Russes archive
Lydia Sokolova, Ballets Russes dancer, was born (as Hilda Tansley Munnings) in Wanstead, England, on 4 March 1896
Serge transformed ballet & 2Oth C. art. A look at the exhibition Diaghilev & the Ballets Russes on at 6:…
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Lubov Tchernicheva, dancer with Ballets Russes, died in Surrey on 1 March 1976, aged 85
Alexander Golovin, designer for the Imperial Theatre and for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, was born in Moscow on 1 March 1863
Incredible: the wondrous Freddie Mercury channels Nijinsky, Ballets Russes & 'Afternoon of a Faun' here, at 2:24:
George Balanchine's version of Le Chant du Rossignol for Ballets Russes, with Alicia Markova in the title role, premiered on 17 June 1925
Dame Ninette de Valois, founder of the Vic-Wells Ballet and the Vic-Wells Ballet School (precursors of The Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, and The Royal Ballet School), was born (as Edris Stannus) in County Wicklow, Ireland, on 6 June 1898. She trained at the Lila Field Academy, and after some professional experience in Britain she joined Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1923. In 1927 she left the company to open a ballet school (The Academy of Choreographic Art) in London. She collaborated with Lilian Baylis to introduce ballet to the programmes at Baylis's original theatre The Old Vic and her new theatre Sadler's Wells. de Valois also moved her school to Sadler's Wells and renamed it Sadler's Wells Ballet School, and started a formal ballet company known as the Vic-Wells Ballet, with just six dancers. As well as dancing with the company, de Valois was the company choreographer (her works include Checkmate, The Rake's Progress, Job, and The Prospect Before Us). The company grew quickly, attracting Al ...
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On this day in 1891, Russian Composer and Pianist, Sergei Prokofiev, was born. He stands as one of the major composers of the 20th century with a diverse repertoire. Like several other Russian composers (i.e. Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff), Prokofiev also left Russia to participate on a more international scene. He also worked with Sergei Diaghilev of the Ballets Russes to compose music for ballets - "Chout," "Le pas d'acier," "The Prodigal Son." From this relationship, Prokofiev composed music for what became one of my favorite Prokofiev pieces, "The Scythian Suite." I managed to come across a video with Valery Gergiev, general director and artistic director of the Mariinsky Theatre and principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, rehearsing and discussing the Scythian Suite!
Pridelet from Tommy for April 2, 2014 1998, the Supreme Court of Canada rules that the Alberta Human Rights Legislation has not protected homosexuals from discrimination and was in violation of Section 15 of the of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms for failing to adequately help a *** man in his case for unlawful dismissal for being fired from a Christian private school because of his sexual orientation. BIRTHDAYS (GLBT and the occasional straights) * 1805 - Fairy Tailer Hans Christian Andersen * 1905 - Ballets Russes dancer Sergei Lifar * 1914 - Sir Alec Guinness * 1932 - Teacher Marc Rubin, who came out of the closet as a *** teacher on the David Susskind Show in 1972. * 1947 - American social critic, intellectual, author, teacher and self proclaimed "feminist bisexual egomaniac" Camille Paglia * 1956 - GeoCities cofounder and philanthropist David C. Bohnett * 1961 - Straight actor Christopher Meloni, who portrayed bisexual Chris Keller on HBO's "Oz" -- Together, we can change the world, one m ...
We love to boogie, we love to boogie, Jitterbug boogie . On the corner of Carrer Santa Lucia there is a quiet chapel, there are less than a dozen people here and they are each praying. On the street outside, the shadow of a palm tree istarkly contrasts the light on the cathedral wall. At the foot of the steps of the cathedral, young and old sit in the sun caught in the spell of a woman singing. Her voice is strong her voice is clear and she is accompanied by a keyboard player. She sings a number from Carmen and my sister smiles. The Lyceu opera house was built in 1847 to rival the Teatro Nacional which is situated about 100 metres further down La Rambla. Although it has suffered two major fires, it has been reconstructed to its original design. Diaghilev brought the Ballets Russes here at the beginning of the 20th century. Just climb marble stairs, soak up art nouveau (or Moderniste as it is called in Barcelona) and be amazed as you turn around in the stunning foyer with walls covered in highly polished . ...
Misia Sert (March 30, 1872, Tsarskoye Selo,St. Petersburg – October 15, 1950) born as Maria Zofia Olga Zenajda Godebska; Was a pianist of Polish descent who hosted an artistic salon in Paris and was a patron and friend of numerous artists. Misia Sert had a long lasting association with Sergi Diaghilev, involved in all creative aspects of the Ballets Russes, friendships with its dancers, input on costumes, and choreography. Through the years she was the monetary ballast for the often financially distressed ballet company. On the opening night of "Petrushka", she came to the rescue with the four thousand francs immediately needed to prevent repossession of the costumes. When Diaghilev, the eminent ballet impresario lay dying in Venice, she was at his side. After his death in August 1929, Sert paid the expense of providing a funeral befit to honor the man who had been a seminal force in the world of ballet.[
Proud to welcome acclaimed Hollywood Producer Jonathan Dana to the 2014 Katra Film Series Grand Jury - his latest film, THE FORGER, stars John Travolta and Christopher Plummer - Jonathan Dana has been a pioneer in the independent film business since 1971. He served as Director of Acquisitions and Development at The Samuel Goldwyn Company, President of Motion Pictures and Television at the Atlantic Entertainment Group, and President and CEO of specialized distribution company Triton Pictures. As a producer’s representative, Dana’s credits include 2012 Spirit Award nominee We Were Here, and 2012 Sundance winner The Invisible War. Recent producing and executive producing credits include Ballets Russes and Kill the Irishman, recently named as one the 100 Best Gangster Films of All Time. Dana was an initial investor and supervised the launch of the online indie film community Withoutabox.com. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds an MBA and a PhD from Stanford. He is a member of the Academy of Mo ...
Shot by Tim Walker and starring Kate Moss, John Galliano acts as guest fashion editor for this selfie-style shoot that takes the Ballets Russes and Malcolm McLaren as inspiration. According to the editor's letter, by Alexandra Shulman, "When I asked John to write a few words to describe his
did you see the Joffrey Ballet documentary? They remind me a bit of the Ballets Russes...
In the early 1900s, the company shed the tutus and toeshoes and took a radically different approach to dance. A new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., explores how the Ballets Russes shocked audiences and married avant-garde music and art.
Today in History -- Sunday, May 19 (Pete Townshend, Dusty Hill of ZZ Top, Phil Rudd of AC/DC) The Associated Press Today is Sunday, May 19, the 139th day of 2013. There are 226 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On May 19, 1943, in his second wartime address to the U.S. Congress, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill pledged his country's full support in the fight against Japan. That same day, top U.S. and British officials meeting in Washington reached agreement on May 1, 1944 as the date for the D-Day invasion of France (the operation ended up being launched more than a month later). On this date: In 1536, Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England's King Henry VIII, was beheaded after being convicted of adultery. In 1780, a mysterious darkness enveloped much of New England and part of Canada in the early afternoon. In 1909, the Ballets Russes (Russian Ballets), under the direction of Sergei Diaghilev, debuted in Paris. In 1913, California Gov. Hiram Johnson signed the Webb-Hartley La ...
Les Sylphides From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about Fokine's 1909 ballet. For August Bournonville's 1836 ballet, see La Sylphide. Les Sylphides is a short, non-narrative ballet blanc. Its original choreography was by Michel Fokine, with music by Frédéric Chopin orchestrated by Alexander Glazunov. Glazunov had already set some of the music in 1892 as a purely orchestral suite, under the title Chopiniana, Op. 46. In that form it was introduced to the public in December 1893, conducted by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The ballet, often described as a "romantic reverie",[1][2] was indeed the first ballet ever to be simply that.[1] Les Sylphides has no plot, but instead consists of many white-clad sylphs dancing in the moonlight with the poet or young man dressed in white tights and a black top. Contents [hide] 1 Performance history 2 Revision history 2.1 Original production 2.2 Ballets Russes production 2.3 Standard version 2.4 New York City Ballet production 3 Other orchestrations 4 See a ...
'Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes: When Art Danced with Music' opens at the National Gallery
Check out why you MUST see the Ballet Russes exhibit Did you know Steph's grandfather was a choreographer?
Did the drive audiences away from modern audiences? says no:
.performs The Rite of Spring w/ this Saturday at Check out other events:
I think you'll find that Stravinsky's avante-garde phase with Ballets Russes is the culmination of art
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Ballets Russes leaps to life in spectacular exhibit at D.C.&National Gallery
No time to read the Post's excellent Arts section? Here's my abridged overview of Ballets Russes exhibit:
Today: Check out Ballets Russes costumes at and eat the sandwiches of Mike Isabella.
How the Ballet Russes turned hot dancing dudes into a centerpiece of ballet. Works for me.
“Ballets Russes, Diaghilev via Midnight in Paris the real one indeed-on way 2 DC to see
Ballets Russes, and the enduring dancing man
"The Ballets Russes, and the enduring dancing man". Sarah Kaufman for The Washington Post
The only reason I'm excited to be back in the States is because the Ballets Russes are finally in town! Check out...
Ballets Russes, and the enduring dancing man via
I liked a video Documentary on the Ballets Russes
Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes opens today at costumes, film clips, an original backdrop, and a Picasso-designed front curtain.
Costumes from the National Gallery’s ‘Ballets Russes’ wouldn’t look out of place at Urban Outfitters via
Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes: Art review via
Bummed at missing Soirée Ballets Russes but consoled myself w/ delightful & imaginative "Diaghilev Imagery" today
Check out this article by Anne Midgette from the Washington Post, then check out Inscape Chamber Orchestra on...
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Ballets Russes, and the enduring dancing man - The Washington Post
Must must see: Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes at Open tmrw--I got a sneak peek. Gorgeous.
Anybody in DC wanna go see the Ballets Russes show at NGA with me?
"Ballets Russes drove audiences away from modern music? Just the opposite." via
"Ballets Russes, and the enduring dancing man", passionnant.
Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes: Art review - Washington Post
Paris was in the mood for scandal and Sergei Diaghilev, impresario of the Ballets Russes, had promised "a new thrill that will doubtless inspire heated discussion". Who knows what really happened that night at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées? Who knows whether the howls and hoots, the outlandish insu...
Everyone is invited to join us in celebrating the amazing life of Madame Nathalie Krassovska at the Classical Ballet Festival hosted by Dance Institute of Dallas. Mme. Krassovska was a prima ballerina with the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo and the London Festival Ballet. Her career spanned several decades and her roles included Giselle and Les Sylphides, among so many others. She moved to Dallas in the 1950's and opened a studio which became the home of Ballet Jeunesse of Dallas. Directors of each company had a connection with Mme. Krassovska- from being students and performers under her tutelage, to teaching classes at her studio. This festival has master classes, competitions of variations and choreography, as well as an evening performance. The medalists in the competitions will be performing in the evening's show along with companies from all over the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex area. Heritage School of Classical Ballet will be performing a ballet comique to music of Vivaldi. Our resident company, mil ...
January 22, 1904, birthday of choreographer and dancer George Balanchine in St. Petersburg, Russia (born Giorgi Balanchivadze). His father was a Georgian composer and his mother was a Russian ballerina. At the age of 9, young Giorgi auditioned for the Imperial Ballet School in St. Petersburg, and studied at the school until it was disbanded by the Russian Revolution. While the school was disbanded, Balanchine played the piano in cabarets to earn food. When the School reopened, Balanchine attended again and graduated in 1921. On a visit to Paris in 1924 with the Soviet State Dancers, Balanchine defected to the West. In Paris, he joined Sergei Diaghilev and began choreographing with Ballets Russes. Lincoln Kirstein, a recent Harvard grad, saw Balanchine's work and convinced him to come to the US. In New York, Balanchine set up a dance academy to train dancers: The School of American Ballet. He developed a number of dance companies, choreographed Broadway shows, worked with the Met Opera, and moved to Hollyw ...
Provides Russian Ballet history with photos from a collection of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes' ephemera
And to begin with Ballets Russes, I need Stravinsky and a little Coco & Igor re-watch.
And very interesting stuff on Isadora Duncan inspiring Nijinsky & the Ballets Russes--which she latter dismissed as "epileptic gymnastics."
Shocking or Subtle, Still Radical By ANTHONY TOMMASINI On May 15, 1913, at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, just two weeks before the premiere of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” provoked a riot among outraged audience members, the Ballets Russes presented the premiere of another daring ballet, also choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky, also conducted by Pierre Monteux. It was Debussy’s “Jeux,” the composer’s last work for orchestra, commissioned by the company director, Sergei Diaghilev. Though not well received, the ballet was much discussed in Parisian cultural circles, until, that is, it was eclipsed by the scandal of the “Rite of Spring” (“Le Sacre du Printemps”).You can understand why “Jeux” (“Games”), at only 16 minutes, might have been overshadowed. Compared with “The Rite,” a ballet depicting primitive pagan dance rituals, the scenario for “Jeux” was fairly tame. A stray tennis ball falls into a garden at dusk. A young man, dressed for tennis, comes sear ...
Leon Samoilovitch Bakst, Russian painter and costume designer for the Ballets Russes
A night at the ballet rarely starts with a prayer. But as part of the City of London Festival, dancers and musicians from the English National Ballet have been invited to perform excerpts from the lost treasure of the Ballets Russes in Wren’s cathedral.
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Scenic and Costume Design for the Ballets Russes (Theater and Dramatic Studies) book Scenic and Costume Desig
George Balanchine, Miscellaneous Crew: The Turning Point. George Balanchine was a Russian Ballet dancer and choreographer with the "Ballets Russes" of Sergei Diaghilev, and became one of the foremost choreographers of the 20th century. He co-founded the School of American Ballet, and started the tra...
De Meyer photographed the dancer Nijinsky and other members of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes when L'après-midi d'un faun was presented in Paris in 1912. This photograph, the only nude by de Meyer, most likely portrays one member of the troupe in a costume whose source remains mysterious.
We're almost at the dinner break (tickets still available for the wine tasting!), but here's a sneak peek at our 8pm-11pm lineup: Gregory Generet and Tamara Tunie singing Cole Porter, Artemis Chamber Ensemble performing Stravinsky's music for the Ballets Russes, a walk through Gertrude's Paris hosted by Adam Gopnik, and Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra playing hot jazz! It's now or never New York!
Ballets Russes: For many, modern ballet began with the Ballet Russe of Monte Carlo, originally made up of Russia...
Diaghilev's Ballets Russes: In the history of twentieth-century ballet, no company has had so profound and far-r...
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