The Ballets Russes

In 1909, the Ballets Russes with its innovative choreography, costume design and music invaded Paris and stayed till the death of its impresario, Diaghilev, in 1929. The company's productions created a huge sensation, completely reinvigorating the art of performing dance, bringing many visual artists to public attention, and significantly affecting the course of musical composition. Famous names abound, among them Stravinsky, Picasso, Tchaikovsky, Nijinsky. It also introduced European audiences to Russian folklore. They were sometimes scandalised but never bored. If you enjoy dance, music and art, this course is for you.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction. Paris in the early 1900s. Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes. Vaslav Nijinsky. 1909: Prince Igor. Composer: Alexander Borodin. Choreographer. Michel Fokine. Sets and Costumes: Nicholas Roerich.
  • Cléopâtre. Composers: Anton Arensky + various. Sets and costumes: Léon Bakst. Dancer: Ida Rubenstein. 1910. Schéhérazade. Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
  • L’Oiseau de feu. Composer: Igor Stravinsky. Set etc: Alexander Golovine. Dancer: Tamara Karsavina
  • Le Spectre de la rose. Composer: Carl Maria von Weber. 1911: Petrushka.
  • Daphnis et Chloé. Composer: Maurice Ravel. 1913. Jeux. Composer. Claude Debussy.
  • Tragédie de Salomé. Composer: Florent Schmitt. Choreographer: Boris Romanov. Sets etc. Sergey Sudeykin. 1914. La Légende de Joseph. Composer. Richard Strauss. Le coq d’or. Sets etc. Natalia Goncharova. Till Eulenspiegel – music only. Choreographer. Vaslav Nijinsky. 1919. El sombrero de tres picos. Composer. Manuel de Falla. Choreographer. Léonide Massine. Sets etc. Pablo Picasso.
    1. Pulcinella. 1921. The Sleeping Beauty. Composer. Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Choreogrpaher: Marius Petipa.
  • Composers, choreographers and artists not mentioned in the above works. Conclusion of the course.

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Have a good idea of the history of the Ballets Russes.
  2. Discuss the importance of Diaghilev, Nijinksy, Stravinsky.
  3. Name and relate the stories of at least four ballets.
$232 Limited / $209

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