diaghilev diaghilev

Definition(s):

  • (n) Russian ballet impresario who founded the Russian ballet and later introduced it to the West (1872-1929)

News

  • The Visionary Russian Who Hired Picasso and Stravinsky to Revolutionize Ballet

    Under the direction and mentorship of Serge Diaghilev, the visual artists, composers and choreographers who worked with the Ballets Russes transformed ballet into an avant-garde art form, breaking with tradition and creating a reflection of 20th century modernity. Inspired by the National Gallery of Art's exhibit "Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes," choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess developed a ...
    on August 14, 2013     Source: The Online NewsHour

Quotes

  1. "Many great Russians have been gay or bisexual, including Piotr Tchaikovsky, Sergei Eisenstein, Modest Mussorgsky, Nijinsky, Sergei Diaghilev, Nikolai Gogol and Rudolf Nureyev," Tatchell said.
    on May 16, 2009 By: Peter Tatchell Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "We wanted to do as Diaghilev did and bring together designers, choreographers (and) composers to create new work," McAllister says.
    on Aug 25, 2008 By: David McAllister Source: The Australian

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