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Diaghilev Ballet Russe Centenary Celebration 2009Diaghilev Lecture by Princess Nina Lobanov-Rostovsky


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#121 CM

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:16 AM

It's wonderful that the film has been discovered and has been authenticated. Some more links:

An article about the history of “la fete des narcisses “in Montreux

http://www.narcisses...rcisse_fete.php

According to Grigoriev's “ The Diaghilev Ballet”

“At Lausanne (assume this refers to the company's performances at “la fete des narcisses” at Montreux – 30 km from Lausanne - on June 2nd and 3rd as there were no other performances in Switzerland in 1928), our old friend Ansermet conducted us again - still as handsome as ever though now slightly grey at the temples”

“Les premieres gravures” /”the early days” by Ernest Ansermet contains many of his vintage recordings of ballet music including four tracks of Les Sylphides – two waltzes, a mazurka and a prelude – with Diaghilev's Ballet Russes Orchestra. It is available at Amazon on MP3 and possibly on CD, and I guess that this would be an authentic soundtrack for the footage.

British Pathe's description of the footage of the Diaghilev company has been updated:

http://britishpathe....-ballet-russes/

Roger Salas of “El Pais” discusses the discovery and looks forward to the Barcelona and Madrid Diaghilev exhibitions”

http://www.elpais.co...elpepucul_9/Tes

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 12:30 AM

"Diaghilev's Ballet Russes - When Art dances with Music" opens at the Musee National de Beaux-Arts in Quebec on June 9th

http://www.mnba.qc.c...russes_ang.aspx

A downloadable PDF (in french) lists events and activities accompanying the exhibition:

http://www.mnba.qc.c...s_brochure.aspx

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 04:39 AM

The touring Diaghilev exhibition has left Quebec and will be at Caixaforum in Barcelona from October 5 through to 15 January 2012:

http://obrasocial.la...tsrusos_ca.html

It will then move to Madrid (17 February to 3 June 2012). The exhibition is available for hire from late 2012:

http://www.vam.ac.uk...ballets-russes/


There will be a Benois auction at Sotheby's London on November 29th (will the collection be on display in advance?)

http://www.sothebys....s/overview.html

“The collection includes set and costume designs from productions such as Petrushka, The Nightingale and Sleeping Beauty, charming family portraits, rare views of St. Petersburg, Versailles and Venice, which will be offered alongside Benois’ letters and sketchbooks.”


A “new-old” live recording of Petrushka and “les Orientales” with les Siecles/Francois-Xavier Roth will be issued. I think this would have been included in the same program/weekend as the Le Festin/Carnaval/Scheherezade concert that was available online for a few months (and previously linked to) at la Cite de La Musique.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 04:52 AM

The touring Diaghilev exhibition has left Quebec and will be at Caixaforum in Barcelona from October 5 through to 15 January 2012:

http://obrasocial.la...tsrusos_ca.html

It will then move to Madrid (17 February to 3 June 2012). The exhibition is available for hire from late 2012:

http://www.vam.ac.uk...ballets-russes/


There will be a Benois auction at Sotheby's London on November 29th (will the collection be on display in advance?)

http://www.sothebys....s/overview.html

“The collection includes set and costume designs from productions such as Petrushka, The Nightingale and Sleeping Beauty, charming family portraits, rare views of St. Petersburg, Versailles and Venice, which will be offered alongside Benois’ letters and sketchbooks.”


A “new-old” live recording of Petrushka and “les Orientales” with les Siecles/Francois-Xavier Roth will be issued. I think this would have been included in the same program/weekend as the Le Festin/Carnaval/Scheherezade concert that was available online for a few months (and previously linked to) at la Cite de La Musique.


correction: CD is Firebird/Les Orientales (not Petrushka)

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 07:28 AM

Thanks for the update, CM.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:17 AM

La Caixa has loaded several videos relating to the Barcelona exhibition on its youtube channel.

http://www.youtube.c...u/1/g4wN1eeUt44



Another spanish exhibition – Diaghilev and his influence on Art Deco – opens today at the CasaLis Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco in Salamanca and continues through to January 29, 2012.

http://www.museocasa...index.php?lg=es

This exhibition has loans from Russia including items from the Bakhrushin Theater Museum and the Art Deco Museum in Moscow. News reports of the exhibition opening are online, including footage of some Goncharovas:





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Posted 13 November 2011 - 05:27 PM

Elegance in exile - an exhibition on fashion and costume in the time of Diaghilev – continues through to January 6 2012 in Venice

http://www.vogue.it/...silio-diaghilev

The e-catalogue for the November Sotheby's Benois auction is online. The auction includes several set designs.

http://www.sothebys..../60/lotnum/asc/


A clip from British Pathe of Lydia Sokolova in her can-can costume from La Boutique Fantasque

http://www.britishpa...rd.php?id=19092

(The identification was made about a year ago by Jane Pritchard and Henry Miller)

http://www.vam.ac.uk...es/treat-screen

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 06:25 PM

Ohhhhh. All I can say is (to quote Pope) "Had we but world enough, and Time...." then we could visit all the exhibitions, watch all the film clips, etc.

Thanks, CM. How DO you keep up with so much?

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:26 AM

It's not too hard to follow Diaghilev-related events as they tend to get quite a lot of coverage. Some more links:

The estate of Countess Ahlefeldt, sole beneficiary of Serge Lifar's will, to be sold at the Hôtel des Ventes in Geneva in March.

“[font="arial"][size="2"][size=2]At this auction collectors and aficionados can expect to find not only drawings by Picasso worth more than CHF 100,000 but also dedicated programmes (CHF 200), his travelling trunk (CHF 300) and his favourite little teddy bear (CHF 200)”[/size][/size][/font]

[font="arial"][size="2"][size=2]http://www.artdaily....1&int_new=53500[/size][/size][/font]

[font="arial"][size="2"][size=2]http://www.hoteldesventes.ch/encheres/[/size][/size][/font]

[font="arial"][size="2"][size=2]A Picasso exhibition, featuring le Tricorne and with some ballet-related events, opens at Tate Britain on 15th February[/size][/size][/font]

[font="arial"][size="2"][size=2]http://www.tate.org....in/default.shtm[/size][/size][/font]

[font="arial"][size="2"][size=2]Article on the last Tate Picasso exhibition (summer of 1960)[/size][/size][/font]

[font="arial"][size="2"][size=2]http://www.guardian....r?newsfeed=true[/size][/size][/font]

[font="arial"][size="2"][size=2]La Caixa's Ballets Russes exhibition moves from Barcelona to Madrid and opens on 17th February[/size][/size][/font]

[font="arial"][size="2"][size=2]http://www.agendacen...hilev-1909-1929[/size][/size][/font]

“[font="arial"][size="2"][size=2]Elegance in exile, between fashion and costume, the Diaghilev era” in Venice has been extended through to May 31, 2012[/size][/size][/font]

[font="arial"][size="2"][size=2]http://mocenigo.visitmuve.it/en/mostre-en/mostre-in-corso-en/elegance-in-exile/2011/10/4651/project-8/[/size][/size][/font]

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:55 AM

Correction: The end date of the Venice “Elegance in exile” exhibition is now unclear. The Pallazzo Mocenigo website shows two different end dates – February 29 and May 31 2012

http://mocenigo.visi...general-info-2/

http://mocenigo.visi...re-in-corso-en/


English National Ballet have a residency at Tate Britain, associated with the Picasso exhibition, from 27th February to 4th March 2012

http://www.tate.org....tatebritain.htm

They have a further event, including class and open rehearsals for “Beyond Ballet Russes” on the South Bank on March 5th 2012

http://ticketing.sou...-workshop-63927

Finally, an article on Massine's former home on the Li Galli archipelago “ a place touched by the Gods”

http://www.lospremia...ouched-by-gods/

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:15 AM

Massine's former home on the Li Galli archipelago “ a place touched by the Gods”

The bedroom with the teal and white tiles -- wow.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 04:28 AM

Some of the tiling reminds me of Leighton House. Maybe it was an influence?

http://www.telegraph...d-Leighton.html

There are some more photos of Li Galli at

http://itopus.blogsp...o-was-once.html

Links between dance and art in Paris are explored at the “Danser La Vie” exhibition at the Pompidou Centre (continues until 2 April 2012)

http://www.dailymoti...l-2012_creation

I have just discovered that Roger Desormiere's arrangement of Strauss for “le Beau Danube” is currently available on CD (conductor Richard Bonynge) with Graduation Ball (conductor Antal Dorati

http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B000CIXCTG

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 05:04 AM

A news video relating to this week's Serge Lifar auction in Geneva

http://www.dailymoti...in-geneva_news.

The hotel des ventes has also developed some videos

http://www.hoteldesv...es/videos-lifar

There are also many ballet photos loaded onto the site

http://www.hoteldesv...3&mode=list#top

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 02:01 PM

A second Diaghilev-related concert from France – this one took place on 16th March 2012 with the orchestre philarmonique de Radio France. The pieces are Debussy's “l'apres-midi d'un faune” and “la mer”, Ravel's “la valse” and Stravinsky's “firebird” (1919 version). This concert will be available at cite de la musique until mid June and also at Arte Live Web.

http://www.citedelam...rt/0983800.html

http://liveweb.arte....ravinsky_ravel/

It is a very special concert as it is a fundraiser for UNICEF - the orchestra and their musical director [font="Georgia, Times"][size="2"][size=1]Myung-Whun Chung [/size][/size][/font]have been ambassadors for UNICEF since 2007. The concert features some of the pupils of the orchestra.

If you enjoy the concert, maybe you might wish to consider making a donation to UNICEF.


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