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Diaghilev's Empire

Author : Rupert Christiansen
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Page : 289 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2022-10-18
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780374719647

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A Best Book of the Year at The New Yorker and The Telegraph “Amusing and assertive . . . [Christiansen’s] delight is infectious.” —Alexandra Jacobs, The New York Times Book Review Rupert Christiansen, a renowned dance critic and arts correspondent, presents a sweeping history of the Ballets Russes and of Serge Diaghilev’s dream of bringing Russian art and culture to the West. Serge Diaghilev, the Russian impresario and founder of the Ballets Russes, is often said to have invented modern ballet. An art critic and connoisseur, Diaghilev had no training in dance or choreography, but he had a dream of bringing Russian art, music, design, and expression to the West and a mission to drive a cultural and artistic revolution. Bringing together such legendary talents as Vaslav Nijinsky, Anna Pavlova, Igor Stravinsky, Pablo Picasso, and Henri Matisse, this complex and visionary genius created a new form of ballet defined by artistic integrity, creative freedom, and an all-encompassing experience of art, movement, and music. The explosive color combinations, sensual and androgynous choreography, and experimental sounds of the Ballets Russes were called “barbaric” by the Parisian press, but its radical style usurped the entrenched mores of traditional ballet and transformed the European cultural sphere at large. Diaghilev’s Empire, the publication of which marks the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of Diaghilev’s birth, is a daring, impeccably researched reassessment of the phenomenon of the Ballets Russes and the Russian Revolution in twentieth-century art and culture. Rupert Christiansen, a leading dance critic, explores the fiery conflicts, outsize personalities, and extraordinary artistic innovations that make up this enduring story of triumph and disaster.

Diaghilev's Ballets Russes

Author : Lynn Garafola
Publisher : Da Capo
Page : 524 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Music
ISBN : 0306808781

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In the history of twentieth-century ballet, no company has had so profound and far-reaching an influence as the Ballets Russes. Under the direction of impresario extraordinaire Serge Diaghilev (1872–1929), the Ballets Russes radically transformed the nature of ballet—its subject matter, movement idiom, choreographic style, stage space, music, scenic design, costume, even the dancer's physical appearance. From 1909 to 1929, it nurtured some of the greatest choreographers in dance history—Fokine, Nijinsky, Massine, and Balanchine—and created such classics as Les Sylphides, Firebird, Petrouchka, L'Après-midi d'un Faune, Les Noces, and Apollo. Diaghilev brought together some of the leading artists of his time, including composers Stravinsky, Debussy, and Prokofiev; artists Picasso, Braque, and Matisse, and poets Hoffmansthal and Cocteau. Diaghilev's Ballets Russes is the most authoritative history of the company ever written and the first to examine it as a totality—its art, enterprise, and audience. Combining social and cultural history with illuminating discussions of dance, drama, music, art, economics, and public reception, Lynn Garafola paints an extraordinary portrait of the company that shaped ballet into what it is today.

Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909-1929

Author : Jane Pritchard,Geoffrey Marsh
Publisher : Victoria & Albert Museum
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Release : 2015-05-26
Category : Art
ISBN : 1851778357

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Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909-1929 by Jane Pritchard,Geoffrey Marsh Pdf

"This book was published to coincide with the exhibition Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballet Russes 1909-1929 at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 25 September 2010-9 January 2011"--Title page verso.

A Feast of Wonders

Author : John E. Bowlt,Zelʹfira Tregulova,Nathalie Rosticher
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 328 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Art
ISBN : UOM:39015084135881

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A Feast of Wonders by John E. Bowlt,Zelʹfira Tregulova,Nathalie Rosticher Pdf

Catalogue of an exhibition held at two venues in Monaco during the summer of 2009, and at the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Oct. 27, 2009-Jan. 25, 2010.


Author : Sjeng Scheijen
Publisher : Profile Books
Page : 552 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2010-08-26
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781847652454

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Diaghilev by Sjeng Scheijen Pdf

This magnificent new biography of the extraordinary impresario of the arts and creator of the Ballets Russes 100 years ago draws on important new research, notably from Russia. 'Scheijen masterfully recounts the phenomenal way in which Diaghilev contrived, under virtually impossible circumstances, to nurture a sequence of works ... he triumphs in making clear the degree to which, despite the cosmopolitanism of so much of the work, Russia was at the core of Diaghilev' Simon Callow, Guardian 'It's a fabulous, complicated, very sexy story and Sjeng Scheijen takes us through it with a steadying calm that fudges none of the outrage on or off stage' Duncan Fallowell, Daily Express 'Magnificent ... filled with extraordinary glamour' Rupert Christiansen, Daily Mail

Diaghilev's Ballets Russes-Paper Dolls in Full Color

Author : Tom Tierney
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 32 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 1986
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 0486251799

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Diaghilev's Ballets Russes-Paper Dolls in Full Color by Tom Tierney Pdf

8 stars from legendary ballet troupe are shown in costumes from over 20 separate productions. Designers include Chanel, Picasso, Matisse, and others.

Diaghilev's Ballets Russes

Author : Lynn Garafola
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Page : 584 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 1989
Category : Ballet
ISBN : UCSC:32106008771542

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Diaghilev's Ballets Russes by Lynn Garafola Pdf

In the history of twentieth-century ballet, no company has had so profound and far-reaching an influence as the Ballets Russes. It existed for only twenty years--from 1909 to 1929--but in that brief period it transformed ballet into a vital, modern art. The Ballets Russes created the first of this century's classics: Les Sylphides, Firebird, Petrouchka, L'Après-midi d'un Faune, Le Sacre du Printemps, Parade, Les Noces, Les Biches, Apollo, and Prodigal Son, all of which continue to be performed today. It nurtured many of the century's greatest choreographers--Fokine, Nikinsky, Massine, Nijinska, and Balanchine--and through them influenced the direction of dance to this day. It brokered the century's most remarkable marriages between dance and the other arts, forging partnerships between composers such as Stravinsky, Debussy, Falla, Ravel, Prokofiev, and Satie, painters like Picasso, Bakst, Matisse, Derain, Braque, Gris and Rouault, and poets on the order of Hoffmansthal and Cocteau. From the dancers who passed through its ranks emerged the teachers and ballet masters who continued its work in cities large and small throughout the West. And, as if all this were not enough, the company also created a following for ballet that anticipated today's popular audiences. The era of the Ballets Russes is probably the most chronicled in dance history, yet this book is the first to explain the company as a totality--its art, enterprise, and audience. Taking a fresh look at familiar sources and incorporating fascinating archival material previously unexamined by Diaghilev scholars, Lynn Garafola paints an extraordinary portrait of the Ballets Russes, one that is bound to upset received opinion about the wellsprings and impact of early modernism. She traces the company's origins not only from Diaghilev and his circle but also from Fokine's revolutionary secession within the Russian Imperial Ballet, shows for the first time how the art of the Ballets Russes reflected its status as a complex economic enterprise, and reveals how Diaghilev created an audience that in turn shaped his company's changing identity. It is an amazing story with characters from all walks of life--titans of art, grandes dames of Continental society, anonymous stagehands, long-forgotten dancers, and theater managers from Monte Carlo to Tacoma--and Garafola tells it brilliantly. Anyone interested in our century's dance, music, art, fashion, and cultural history will have to read it.


Author : Lucy Moore
Publisher : Profile Books
Page : 324 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2013-05-02
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781847658289

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Nijinsky by Lucy Moore Pdf

'He achieves the miraculous,' the sculptor Auguste Rodin wrote of dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. 'He embodies all the beauty of classical frescoes and statues'. Like so many since, Rodin recognised that in Nijinsky classical ballet had one of the greatest and most original artists of the twentieth century, in any genre. Immersed in the world of dance from his childhood, he found his natural home in the Imperial Theatre and the Ballets Russes, he had a powerful sponsor in Sergei Diaghilev - until a dramatic and public failure ended his career and set him on a route to madness. As a dancer, he was acclaimed as godlike for his extraordinary grace and elevation, but the opening of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring saw furious brawls between admirers of his radically unballetic choreography and horrified traditionalists. Nijinsky's story has lost none of its power to shock, fascinate and move. Adored and reviled in his lifetime, his phenomenal talent was shadowed by schizophrenia and an intense but destructive relationship with his lover, Diaghilev. 'I am alive' he wrote in his diary, 'and so I suffer'. In the first biography for forty years, Lucy Moore examines a career defined by two forces - inspired performance and an equally headline-grabbing talent for controversy, which tells us much about both genius and madness. This is the full story of one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century, comparable to the work of Rosamund Bartlett or Sjeng Scheijen.

Ballets Russes Style

Author : Mary E. Davis
Publisher : Reaktion Books
Page : 258 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2010-10-15
Category : Design
ISBN : 9781861897572

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Ballets Russes Style by Mary E. Davis Pdf

Beautifully illustrated and drawing on unpublished images and memorabilia, this book illuminates the ways in which innovations by the Ballets Russes in dance, music, sets and costume both mirrored and invigorated contemporary culture. --Book Jacket.

Ballets Russes

Author : André Tubeuf
Publisher : Ultimate
Page : 236 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2011-08
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 1614280142

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Ballets Russes by André Tubeuf Pdf

The success of the Ballets Russes was legendary, but there is more to the legend than its name: the actual story, the adventure, conceived by one man and lived by a few, that lasted only eight seasons and three summers. From 1911 to 1914, Serge Diaghilev, driven by conviction and stubbornness, turned his vision into reality. He collaborated with the likes of Leon Bakst, Igor Stravinsky, and Picasso to create an explosion of creativity in Western Europe which had never before been seen in the world of art. Thanks to Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, the most glorious page in the history of ballet, one of the most magnificent moments in the adventure of Art, was written. To turn the pages of this stunning book, which offers rare documents from the legendary Ballets Russes from 1911 to 1914 (Monte Carlo years), is to follow Diaghilev on his creative quest--a journey that continues to influence art, theater, ballet, and fashion to this day.

Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes

Author : Boris Kochno
Publisher : London : Allen Lane
Page : 293 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 1971
Category : Ballet
ISBN : 0713901748

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The Art of Enchantment

Author : Nancy Van Norman Baer
Publisher : Universe Publishing(NY)
Page : 170 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 1988
Category : Ballet
ISBN : UOM:39015015161352

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The Art of Enchantment by Nancy Van Norman Baer Pdf

Prokofiev's Ballets for Diaghilev

Author : Stephen D. Press
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Page : 340 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : Music
ISBN : 0754604020

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Prokofiev's Ballets for Diaghilev by Stephen D. Press Pdf

Ballet impresario Sergey Pavlovich Diaghilev and composer Sergey Sergeyevich Prokofiev are eminent figures in twentieth-century cultural history, yet this is the first detailed account of their fifteen-year collaboration. Stephen D. Press discusses the genesis of each ballet, including the important contributions of the scenic designers (Mikhail Larionov, Georgy Yakulov and Georges Rouault) and the choreographer/dancers (Léonid Massine, Serge Lifar and George Balanchine), and the special relationship between the ballets' progenitors.

Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929

Author : Jane Pritchard
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 271 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2013
Category : Ballet
ISBN : 1851777504

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Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929 by Jane Pritchard Pdf

"This edition is published to coincide with the exhibition Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929: When Art Danced with Music, at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, 12 May-2 September 2013. The exhibition Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929 was originally conceived by and first shown at the V&A Museum, London, in 2010."

The Business of Ballet

Author : Ira Nadel
Publisher : Lexington Books
Page : 223 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2024-01-04
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781666945812

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The Business of Ballet by Ira Nadel Pdf

The Business of Ballet: Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes between Profit and the Avant-garde explores how a remarkable, internationally recognized ballet company, the Ballets Russes, was able to survive for twenty years without stable funding. Focusing on Ballets Russes’s founder, Serge Diaghilev, and his talent for discovering monies through an uncanny ability to secure funds from aristocrats, industrialists, artists, and swindlers, Ira Nadel offers new insight into the financial life of modern ballet. Throughout [his] analysis, Nadel reveals that Diaghilev was able to attract not only financial support but also the most innovative artistic and musical talents and choreographers of the period, who collectively changed the nature of ballet from the conventional to the contemporary. Through it all, Diaghilev never sacrificed the essential Russianness of his enterprise, transforming Russian traditions by incorporating new and original musical and choreographic stagings. In doing so, Nadel argues, Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes revised the idea of ballet as an art form, causing audiences throughout Europe and North America to riot and artists to create revolutionary compositions in art and music.