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Another Ballets Russes conference

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The Spirit of Diaghilev is a festival co-sponsored by Boston University and Ballets Russes, 2009.

The home page is http://www.ballets-russes.com/index.htm

Their mission is:

To honor and explore the legacy of this revolutionary performing company, Ballets Russes 2009 will feature dance, music, visual art, cinema, and other happenings inspired by the genius of Diaghilev's creative team and the extraordinary figure of the impresario himself.

There will be an academic conference and many other events. It looks very exciting.

Here is the calendar:

Festival Calendar

Saturday, May 16

Diaghilev Day parade on the Charles River Esplanade. 11 am

Balagan street fair and concert at the Hatch Shell. 12 - 4 pm

Boston Ballet Diaghilev Celebration Citi Performing Arts Center 8 pm

Sunday, May 17

Lecture and reception, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford (day)

Homage to Feodor Chaliapin, BU Concert Hall. 7 pm

Monday, May 18

Diaghilev, a film biography, screening at Boston University. 6 pm

Tuesday, May 19

The Spirit of Diaghilev, conference, Boston University. 9 am - 5 pm

Ballets Russes Concert by the Boston Pops, Symphony Hall. 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 20

The Spirit of Diaghilev, second day, Boston University. 9 am - 5 pm

Etonne-moi: the Ballets Russes and the art of the new,

exhibition opening, Boston University's 808 Gallery.

Ballets Russes Concert by the New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic Orchestra Concert, Jordan Hall 8 pm

Thursday, May 21

The Spirit of Diaghilev, final day, Boston University. 9 am - 2 pm

Moscow-Paris-Boston, international gala and fashion show,

Schubert Theater. 8 pm

Friday, May 22

Russian Piano in the Silver Age, concert and lecture by members of the Moscow Conservatory, Boston University Concert Hall. 11 am

The Petrushka Ball, Somerset Club. 7 pm

Saturday, May 23

Dance film screenings, Museum of Fine Arts 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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The Spirit of Diaghilev is a festival co-sponsored by Boston University and Ballets Russes, 2009.

Thanks for reminding everyone of this event. I did give notice of it back in February and I hope your post will give further encouragement for people to attend and report back to us.

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I'm a Boston University alumnus, and live only 30 minutes away from Hartford's Atheneum so I am going to try and attend some of these events--with Boston Ballet's performances at top of list. But the dates do overlap with those other two companies at Lincoln Center so it's going to be a long week, or longer shuttle.

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