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Dance 260 Research Project: Serge Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes

A guide to help student's in Bonnie Simoa's Group Choreography class perform research for their assignments.

Nijinsky and Diaghilev, 1911

a photo of Vaslav Nijinsky and Serge Diaghilev

Stravinsky and Diaghilev, 1921

photo of Igor Stravinsky and Serge Diaghilev

Serge Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes

Collaborators

Composers:

  • ​Frédéric Chopin
    Example: Les Sylphides, from the American Ballet Theatre, a reconstruction of Michel Fokine's choreography for the Ballets Russes
  • Claude Debussy
    ​Example: Jeux, from the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, a reconstruction of Nijinsky's choreography for the Ballets Russes:
  • Francis Poulenc
    Example: Les Biches, from the Bavarian State Ballet, a reconstruction of Bronislava Nijinska's choreography for the Ballets Russes. (First 42 minutes of video)
  • ​Sergei Prokofiev
  • ​Maurice Ravel
    Example: Daphnis et Chloé, from the Opéra national de Paris, choreographed by Benjamin Millepied, originally performed by the Ballets Russes.
  • ​Igor Stravinsky
    ​Example: The Firebird Suite, from the Kirov Ballet, choreographed by Mikhail Fokine, as originally performed by the Ballets Russes.

Painters:

Choreographers:

Some articles are from the International Encyclopedia of Dance (log in with your L# and LCC passphrase):

 

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