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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.
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(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
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(diˈɑ gəˌlɛf, -lɪf)

Sergei Pavlovich, 1872–1929, Russian ballet producer.
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Should Landseer, Mutinyonthebounty or Diaghilev win today, only the Criterium de Saint-Cloud, run over a mile and a quarter on November 13, will stand between him and a full house.
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.
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The Russian Ballet of Sergei Diaghilev is represented by several delightful programmes now extremely collectable.
If nothing else, Phenomena is an unforgettable phenomenon that can stop us in our tracks like the Grand Canyon or offer, to more sustained viewing with a magnifying glass, a Rosetta Stone for understanding the international community of dazzling eccentrics who flourished in the '30s, from Edith Sitwell and Marlene Dietrich to Edward James and Sergei Diaghilev.
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After the primitive violence of the Rite of Spring, which unleashed one of modern art's most celebrated scandals at its Paris premiere in 1913, Pulcinella, also commissioned by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1920, turned to a cool neo-classical nostalgia rooted in 18th century commedia dell'arte and the music of the mysterious Italian composer Pergolesi.