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The Resurrection of the Ballets Russes de Monte-Carlo

Judith Chazin-Bennahum

in René Blum and the Ballets Russes: In Search of a Lost Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399332
eISBN:
9780199897025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399332.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter follows the events leading to the recreation of the Ballets Russes de Monte-Carlo in April 1932, describing Blum’s relationship with his partner Colonel de Basil, which soured very ... More


Mansfield, Movement and the Ballets Russes

Ira Nadel

in Katherine Mansfield and Russia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474426138
eISBN:
9781474438681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426138.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Mansfield and the world of the Ballets Russes, is the focus of this discussion of the importance of movement and dance for her writing and life. Incorporating aspects of Russian dance, especially its ... More


René Blum and the Ballets Russes: In Search of a Lost Life

Judith Chazin-Bennahum

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399332
eISBN:
9780199897025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399332.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This is the first lengthy inquiry into the life and times of René Blum, the successor to Serge Diaghilev and a distinguished Parisian author, editor, critic, and producer. Léon Blum, his older ... More


Mexicanism Russian Style: Roberto Montenegro, Diego Rivera, and the Ballets Russes

K. Mitchell Snow

in A Revolution in Movement: Dancers, Painters, and the Image of Modern Mexico

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066554
eISBN:
9780813058726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066554.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The influence of Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes saturated the artistic environment inhabited by Diego Rivera and Roberto Montenegro in Paris before World War I. In predecessors to the debates ... More


The Dance

Nancy Duvall Hargrove

in T. S. Eliot’s Parisian Year

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034010
eISBN:
9780813039367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034010.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The art of dance had to go through several fundamental changes, innovations, and advances during the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. While the art of dance was experiencing a ... More


The Critical Reception of Serge Lifar (1929–1939)

Mark Franko

in The Fascist Turn in the Dance of Serge Lifar: Interwar French Ballet and the German Occupation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197503324
eISBN:
9780197503362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197503324.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

Chapter 2 analyzes the critical reception of Serge Lifar at the Paris Opera during the 1930s. Evidence is presented of Lifar’s poor critical reception at the start of the decade and the ... More


At the Crossroads: The Intercession of Diaghilev

Charles M. Joseph

in Stravinsky and Balanchine: A Journey of Invention

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087123
eISBN:
9780300129342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087123.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter talks about Serge Pavlovich Diaghilev—a figure who stands at the intersection of the Stravinsky-Balanchine union. In retracing the origins of the composer and choreographer's ... More


Boeuf sur le Toit and the Ballets Russes

Colin Roust

in Georges Auric: A Life in Music and Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190607777
eISBN:
9780190607807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607777.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The phenomenon of Les Six and Auric’s role in Paris Dada positioned Auric at the center of the avant-garde between 1921 and 1925. His name even appeared in advertisements for Le Boeuf sur le Toit, ... More


‘Beautiful, baleful absurdity’: Chinoiserie and Modernist Ballet

Anne Witchard

in British Modernism and Chinoiserie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748690954
eISBN:
9781474422185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690954.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama

The post-war return of Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes to London in 1918 was heralded by colourful posters of a ‘Chinaman’ complete with trailing pigtail. This was Picasso’s design for the Chinese ... More


1933

James Steichen

in Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190607418
eISBN:
9780190607449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607418.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter revisits how George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein first met and began their collaborative enterprise to found an American ballet company and school in 1933. In addition to seeking out ... More


Dancing a Sandunga in English: Carlos Chávez and Diego Rivera in the United States

K. Mitchell Snow

in A Revolution in Movement: Dancers, Painters, and the Image of Modern Mexico

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066554
eISBN:
9780813058726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066554.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Carlos Chávez was determined to make a name for himself through his dance compositions, trading on the Indian conception of Mexico that permeated potential audiences beyond its borders. He parlayed ... More


Gesamtkunstwerk and Avant-Garde

David Roberts

in The Total Work of Art in European Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450235
eISBN:
9780801460975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450235.003.0008
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter examines the total work as synthesis of the arts. It argues that the avant-gardes functioned as the bridge between aesthetic experimentation and programs of spiritual regeneration and/or ... More


Introduction: Moscow's Celebrity Composer

Simon Morrison

in The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195181678
eISBN:
9780199870806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181678.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introductory chapter describes Prokofiev's aesthetic outlook, notably the influence of Christian Science on his creativity. There ensues a discussion of his work with the Ballets Russes ... More


Staging Prokofiev’s Early Ballets

Jane Pritchard

in Rethinking Prokofiev

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190670764
eISBN:
9780190670801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670764.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

As a composer for dance, Prokofiev has an international standing in the twentieth century that was second only to Stravinsky. Both composed specific scores for ballet and both have had other works ... More


Death and Life

Elizabeth Kendall

in Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199959341
eISBN:
9780199346028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959341.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, Western

This chapter begins with details of the motorboat accident that killed Lidia Ivanova as well as the public's reaction to her death. It also considers speculations that her death was not accidental. ... More


Paris Debuts

Vincent Giroud

in Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Moving to Paris in 1924, Nabokov was briefly the roommate of painter Pawel Tchelitchew in Montparnasse and began associating with French musicians such as Georges Auric and Henri Sauguet. Going ... More


Le Sacre du printemps in London: The Politics of Embodied Freedom in Early Modernist Dance and Suffragette Protest

Ramsay Burt

in Russia in Britain, 1880-1940: From Melodrama to Modernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199660865
eISBN:
9780191757761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660865.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The first English performance by Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes of Le Sacre du Printemps on 11 July 1913 took place a few weeks after one of the grimmest events in the militant suffrage campaign. On 4 ... More


‘Do Not Call Me a Dancer’ (Isadora Duncan, 1929): Dance and Modernist Experimentation

Olga Taxidou

in Moving Modernisms: Motion, Technology, and Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198714170
eISBN:
9780191782596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714170.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the relationship between movement in modernist dance and experiments in narrative and poetry. Following Isadora Duncan’s analogy ‘I use my body as my medium just as a writer ... More


Carmen’s Music-Hall Embrace

Michael Christoforidis and Elizabeth Kertesz

in Carmen and the Staging of Spain: Recasting Bizet's Opera in the Belle Epoque

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780195384567
eISBN:
9780190883508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195384567.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Opera, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The fluidity between the worlds of opera and popular entertainment during the Belle Époque admitted Carmen and her Spanish impersonators into music hall and popular theatrical spectacle in the early ... More


A Revolution in Movement: Dancers, Painters, and the Image of Modern Mexico

K. Mitchell Snow

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066554
eISBN:
9780813058726
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066554.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

A Revolution in Movement is the first book to illuminate how collaborations between dancers and painters shaped Mexico’s postrevolutionary cultural identity. K. Mitchell Snow traces this relationship ... More


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