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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


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


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


‘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


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


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


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


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


‘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

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


Diaghilev without Stravinsky? Stravinsky without Diaghilev?

Richard Taruskin

in Russian Music at Home and Abroad: New Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520288089
eISBN:
9780520963153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288089.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

A counterfactual fantasy designed to illustrate the necessity of each to the other’s success, and to emphasize the improbability of their alliance. A study in historical contingency.


Katherine Mansfield and Russia

Galya Diment, Gerri Kimber, and W. Todd Martin (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474426138
eISBN:
9781474438681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426138.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

It is hard to overestimate how huge the “Russian influence” was on both Mansfield’s craft as a short story writer and her life choices, including, even, whom she most trusted to treat her ... More


Marius Petipa: The Emperor's Ballet Master

Nadine Meisner

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190659295
eISBN:
9780190659325
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190659295.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Born two hundred years ago in Marseilles, Marius Petipa spent more than sixty years in Imperial Russia as a ballet master, serving directly under the eye of the Emperor. He became the greatest ... More


Jaleo de Jerez and Tumulte Noir: Juana Vargas “La Macarrona” at the Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1889

K. Meira Goldberg

in Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190466916
eISBN:
9780190466954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190466916.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Juana Vargas “La Macarrona,” a Gitana, was one of the greatest flamenco dancers of all time. Yet complex responses to her international debut in 1889 Paris set “authentic” performances against French ... More


Entangled: Technology and the Transformation of Performance

Chris Salter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195881
eISBN:
9780262315104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195881.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book explores technology’s influence on artistic performance practices in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The author shows that technologies, from the mechanical to the ... More


Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Vincent Giroud

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Born in Russia in 1903, Nicolas Nabokov, like his first cousin Vladimir, came from a distinguished Russian family which went into exile in 1919. After studying in Germany, he came to prominence as a ... More


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