Ballets Russes

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Greenwich Editions, 1998 - 192 pages
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A prodigious concentration of talent combined to produce the legendary Russian Ballet. Beginning with the charming and resourceful Sergei Diaghilev who saw the project through, this troupe featured dancers such as Nijinsky, Pavlova, and Serge Lifar, who had the benefit of music by composers such as Stravinsky, Ravel, and Debussy. Set and costume designers from among the greatest artists of the day included Picasso, di Chirico, Benois, and Cocteau. The company's initial tour to Paris in 1909 served not only to influence the dance world, but also the fashion and decorating worlds. This book stunningly pictures the Russian Bailers dancers, artists, sets, and costumes, and chronicles the renowned company's history to create a complete portrait.

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