Ballard vincula no en balde con La isla de los muertos (1880), el cuadro mas celebre de Arnold Bocklin, y donde tambien descansan los restos de Sergei Diaghilev
, Ezra Pound e Igor Stravinski.
Ballet Russe was founded in Paris in 1909 by Russian cultural impresario Sergei Diaghilev
and played a major role in the development of contemporary ballet.
It is impossible to underestimate the influence of Sergei Diaghilev
(1872-1929) on twentieth-century ballet history.
French choreographer Thierry Malandain's company, Biarritz Ballet, honors the seminal Russian dance impressario Sergei Diaghilev
with innovative versions of Ballets Russes classics.
Running a close second was Brit Tony Tanner with "Charlatan," his clever, faultlessly acted one-person "memoir" about impresario Sergei Diaghilev
Skyscrapers, a ballet scored by John Alden Carpenter on a commission from the Russian producer Sergei Diaghilev
, was produced at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
The first exhibition of icons was held at an archaeological conference in Moscow in 1890, but it was the show organised in Paris in 1906 by Sergei Diaghilev
that first excited interest in the West.
This final program of Sarasota Ballet's season opens with a special tribute to Sergei Diaghilev
and The Ballets Russes, and continues with Fokine's Les Sylphides and Petrushka, along with Nijinsky's Afternoon of a Faun, presented with live music by the Sarasota Orchestra.
I visited The Victoria and Albert Museum in London just yesterday and saw a lot of sculpture - Rodin's a particular favourite of mine - and a fascinating exhibit about the ballet impresario, Sergei Diaghilev
A Feast of Wonders - Sergei Diaghilev
and the Ballets Russes (Skira: pounds 39.
When she learned that Kirstein had unwittingly witnessed the funeral of the Ballets Russes impresario, Sergei Diaghilev
, in Venice in 1929, she considered it a sign that he would bridge two eras.
Balanchine was discovered by Sergei Diaghilev
, whose Ballets Russes also produced the great works by Mikhail Fokine and Vaslav Nijinsky.
The influence of Pablo Picasso - who, though he disdained the Frenchman's adulation, was Cocteau's greatest inspiration after Sergei Diaghilev
- was glancingly visible, appearing, for example, in the motifs decorating a group of ceramics and in various images of satyrs and fauns.
This final program of the Sarasota Ballet season opens with a special tribute to Sergei Diaghilev
and The Ballets Russes and features Fokine's Les Sylphides and Petrushka, along with Nijinsky's Afternoon of a Faun.
Other traces of Casati abound: she is the femme fatale of Gabriele d'Annunzio's decadent tales; subject of a stanza of Jack Kerouac's San Francisco Blues (1954); friend of Sergei Diaghilev
, Ezra Pound and F.