He was also half of the most famous (and openly gay) couple of the Edwardian era: his relationship with Serge Diaghilev
, artistic director and architect of the Ballets Russes, pushed boundaries in a time when homosexuality and bisexuality were rarely discussed.
She danced for numerous ballet companies, such as Serge Diaghilev
's Ballets Russes (where she worked with a young George Balanchine), was invited to dance in Tokyo in honor of Emperor Hirohito's enthronement and appeared many times on Broadway.
029 2039 1391 MUSIC Daphnis et Chloe The BBC National Orchestra of Wales and chorus depict love and loss in ancient Greece through Ravel's score for the ballet Daphnis et Chloe, commissioned by Serge Diaghilev
. It is preceeded by Thomas Zehetmair's performance of Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto.
Lifar--one of the greatest male dancers of the 20th century and Serge Diaghilev
's last premier danseur for his Ballets Russes was sent to discourage Nina and her younger sister Olga from pursuing such an arduous career.
The range of correspondents is vast, including conductors such as Albert Coates, Sir Henry Wood, Sergei Koussevitzky, Hermann Scherchen, and Ernest Ansermet; soloists Joseph Szigeti, Pablo Casals, Robert Soetens, and Fedor Chaliapin; composers Igor Stravinsky, Nikolai Miaskovsky, and Maurice Ravel; directors Vsevolod Meyerhold and Alexander Tairov; Ballets Russes impresario Serge Diaghilev
; and chess grandmaster Jose Capablanca.
He said the amazingly energetic performer remembered the greatest 20th century dance moves, starting with Serge Diaghilev
and the Ballets Russe de Monte Carlo.
Lobanov-Rostovsky and Olga Shaumyan (Antique Collectors' Club, priced PS49.50) When the Russian Ballet hit the West in 1909, it was a major impact with far reaching effects which went far beyond Serge Diaghilev
's original stage spectacles.
When Balanchine made Apollo, he was a 24-year-old choreographer working for Serge Diaghilev
's Ballets Russes.
Igor Stravinsky's ballet, The Rite of Spring, was produced by impresario extraordinaire Serge Diaghilev
with choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky.
She was invited by Serge Diaghilev
to design sets for Ballets Russes.
Dismissing the equation of "modernism" and "avant garde" (Mamontov despised the latter), she declares him and his opera the immediate forerunner to Serge Diaghilev
and his Ballets russes--both with respect to aesthetics and to the formation of a creative collective, an "ensemble" (the term used in Mamontov's circle, p.
The Prokofiev opened the show - a symphonic suite taken from his ballet of the same name, commissioned by Ballet Russes founder Serge Diaghilev