Diaghilev's Ballets Russes

Diaghilev's Ballets Russes

by Lynn Garafola
     
 

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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 (1872–1"

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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 (1872–1"

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Robert Craft
[The] most comprehensive and intelligent book so far published about Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. -- Washington Post Book World
Library Journal
The Ballets Russes, in existence from 1909 to 1929, heraled modernism in ballet. The company's infamous impresario, Serge Diaghilev, had an uncommon facility for recognizing talent and fostering successful collaborations. He brought together innovative artists, dancers, composers, and choreographers in groundbreaking productions such as L'Apr es-Midi d'un Faune . Fokine, Nijinsky, Picasso, Stravinsky, Massine, Bakst, and Balanchine were just a few of the key players in the company's history. Garafola's approach to dance history is expansive, taking in the cultural and artistic influences and economic realities, and applying newer methodologies. Scholarly, yet extremely readable, this is highly recommended for most libraries, even those owning Richard Buckle's Diaghilev (LJ 10/1/79).-- Joan Stahl, Enoch Pratt Free Lib., Baltimore

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306808784
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
08/21/1998
Edition description:
1 DA CAPO
Pages:
574
Sales rank:
605,178
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

About the author:
Lynn Garafola is a dance critic and historian living in New York.

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