The ballet closes its much acclaimed season with a special tribute to impresario Sergei Diaghilev's influential Ballets Russes
, presenting Fokine's Les Sylphides and Petrushka as well as Nijinsky's Afternoon of a Faun (the latter two both company premieres), May 1 and 2 at the Sarasota Opera House.
The Ballets Russes
and Beyond: Music and Dance in Belle-Epoque Paris.
Modernism on stage; the Ballets Russes
and the Parisian avant-garde, 1917-1929.
WASHINGTON, DC "The Ballets Russes
changed the way people viewed dance.
Coincidentally, this month also sees the opening of an exhibition, 'Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes
, 1909-1929: When Art Danced with Music', at the National Gallery of Art, Washington (12 May-2 September).
The program features three intimate new ballets by acclaimed choreographers Amy Seiwert , Robert Moses (both world premieres), and company Artistic Director Graham Lustig (West Coast premiere), that draw inspiration from Sergei Diaghilev's iconic Ballets Russes
while celebrating Oakland Ballet's long history of preserving the legacy of that esteemed institution.
THIS YEAR, the centennial of the founding of Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes
, balletomanes have been treated to superb museum and art exhibits, film retrospectives, ballets, and panel discussions.
A Feast of Wonders - Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes
(Skira: pounds 39.
The Ballets Russes
quickly became a fashionable brand associated with ambitious multimedia performance, achieving production values of Zeffirelli-esque proportions.
A National Library of Australia exhibition due to open on 9 April 2009 will celebrate the centenary of Serge Diaghilev's uniquely creative Ballets Russes
(1909-1929) and the visits to Australia and New Zealand by three Ballets Russes
companies under the artistic leadership of Colonel Wassily de Basil between 1936 and 1940.
Described as a sensation, she danced with various Ballets Russes
companies and though a tiny figure could captivate the most demanding audience with her spirit, grace and skill.
Zadoff attended a reunion of Ballets Russes
veterans in New Orleans five years ago, when filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine first began their interviews.