Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev


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Noun1.Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev - Russian ballet impresario who founded the Russian ballet and later introduced it to the West (1872-1929)
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| 1872: Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev, often known as Serge and credited with being the father of modern ballet, was born in Novgorod.
Four works of the Ballets Russes, Petrouchka, Les noces, Le spectre de la rose, L'apres-midi d'un faune, recreated in their original sets, costumes and choreography, performed by the Paris Opera Ballet as a tribute to Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev. New York: Elektra Entertainment, 1990.
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