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 (dē-ä′gə-lĕf′, dyä′gĭ-lĭf), Sergei Pavlovich 1872-1929.
Russian ballet impresario whose Ballets Russes company, founded in Paris in 1909, featured the extraordinary talents of, among others, the dancers Nijinsky and Pavlova, the composers Ravel and Stravinsky, and the artists Bakst and Picasso.


(Russian ˈdjaɡɪlif)
(Biography) Sergei Pavlovich (sɪrˈɡjej ˈpavləvitʃ). 1872–1929, Russian ballet impresario. He founded (1909) and directed (1909–29) the Ballets Russes in Paris, introducing Russian ballet to the West


(diˈɑ gəˌlɛf, -lɪf)

Sergei Pavlovich, 1872–1929, Russian ballet producer.
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Noun1.Diaghilev - Russian ballet impresario who founded the Russian ballet and later introduced it to the West (1872-1929)
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He first achieved international fame with three ballets commissioned by the impresario Sergei Diaghilev and first performed in Paris by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes: The Firebird (1910), Petrushka (1911) and The Rite of Spring (1913).
De Sergei Diaghilev, promotor de la musica rusa, y de Vaslav Nijinsky, el celeberrimo coreografo y bailarin ruso.
Coco Chanel takes her place in this roster of the great couturiers designing new wave modern costumes for Diaghilev (for which she was never paid, incidentally).
The dress was part of the Emanuels' Diaghilev collection, which was inspired by Leon Bakst's geometric designs for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes.
When Serge Diaghilev died in August 1929, the Ballets Russes immediately came to an end.
Now comes a new biography of Diaghilev by a British journalist who has written extensively about British theatrical and cultural figures.
Diaghilev was neither a dancer nor a choreographer or a playwright, however, in the beginning of the 20th Century his name was well-known to the millions of ballet admirers in Russia and in Europe.
These companies, which trace their lineage back to Diaghilev's company, were inheritors of much of the Diaghilev repertoire as well as creating their own new productions.
DARARA, the dam of champion Diaghilev, has been retired from breeding by Watership Down Stud at the age of 25, writes Nancy Sexton.
Consequently, Prokofiev's Ballets for Diaghilev by Stephen D.