Course Description

UPDATED 1/7/22 - ONLINE: In 1909, when the Diaghilev Ballet came out of Russia with artists of the Imperial Theatres and arrived in Paris, it caused an artistic sensation. We will address the importance of the Diaghilev Ballet as a seminal force in dance, music, and art through lecture, PowerPoint, and film. This course will provide a historical outline of the activities and productions of the Diaghilev Ballet, emphasizing their collaborative nature, with dancers including the legendary Vaslav Nijinsky, Tamara Karsavina, Michel Fokine, and Anna Pavlova; artists such as Leon Bakst, Alexandre Benois, Picasso, Natalia Gontcharova, and Georges Roualt; composers such as Stravinsky, Ravel, and Erik Satie; and choreographers such as Fokine, Nijinsky, Bronislava Nijinska, Leonide Massine, and Balanchine. These key collaborators will be studied in terms of their contributions to Diaghilev’s productions and their importance as seminal figures in their own fields. | Lecture + Q&A.
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Section Title
The Diaghilev Ballet: 1909-29
Online - Zoom
9:00AM to 10:30AM
Jan 27, 2022 to Mar 31, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
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Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes
Please note: No reading is required, but PDF articles will be available for an in-depth experience. Video viewing will also be assigned. Recommended reading: Richard Shead, Ballets Russes. (9781555214388) (Note: this book is out of print; buy a used copy online, either hardcover or paperback.) Bronislava Nijinska, Bronislava Nijinska: Early Memoirs (9780822312956)