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The Slow Masculist Revolution

“Over the last 100 years, there has been a transformation. Men are no longer just princes – they can be anything.”

These are the words of Ivan Putrov, former principal with The Royal Ballet and the mind behind the programme of the male-centric show… 565 more words

Ballets Russes

First Night Design | I Give You Schéhérazade, Léon Bakst & the Ballets Russes

Who can resist the work of Léon Bakst? Not I. The Russian artist was responsible for the gloriously exotic costumes worn by the dancers of Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes and the accompanying illustrations that adorned the programmes. 189 more words

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A New Sleeping Beauty for ABT

American Ballet Theatre announced today that for it’s seventy-fifth anniversary season (in 2015) the company will unveil a new staging of Sleeping Beauty, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky, with designs by Richard Hudson inspired by the Léon Bakst designs for the Ballets Russes. 78 more words