Tag Archives: Sergei Diaghilev

Russian Ballets: The Afternoon Of A Faun

“The Afternoon of a Faun” (1912) based on the music by Claude Debussy was a  successful short ballet performed in the frames of “the Russian Seasons” in Paris. This short, light flirting dancing impromptu staging in the Ancient Greece environment … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: The Blue God

Esteemed Readers, today I would like to present you another short Oriental stylized ballet from Diaghilev’s Russian Seasons (1909 -1929) which was not appreciated by the audience of that time. In fact, it is a real treasure with rich decorations … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: The Firebird

The Firebird (1910) is a short ballet composed by Igor Stravinskij. It is another gem performed during Diaghilev’s Russian Seasons (1909 -1929). The libretto is based on our traditional fairy-tales where the Firebird, (Phoenix for other cultures) is a a … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: Scheherazade

The Scheherazade (1910) is a fairy ballet by Mikhail Fokin based on a symphonic suite by Nikolaj Rimskij-Korsakov. It was one of fabulous Russian ballet included in so called “Russian Seasons” arranged by Sergei Diaghilev in Paris . In fact, this … Continue reading

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