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


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.


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


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


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


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


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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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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.

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)”



A Picasso exhibition, featuring le Tricorne and with some ballet-related events, opens at Tate Britain on 15th February


Article on the last Tate Picasso exhibition (summer of 1960)


La Caixa's Ballets Russes exhibition moves from Barcelona to Madrid and opens on 17th February


Elegance in exile, between fashion and costume, the Diaghilev era” in Venice has been extended through to May 31, 2012


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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



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


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


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


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


There are some more photos of Li Galli at


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


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


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


The hotel des ventes has also developed some videos


There are also many ballet photos loaded onto the site


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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.



It is a very special concert as it is a fundraiser for UNICEF - the orchestra and their musical director Myung-Whun Chung 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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