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Lydia Lopokova house, London

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Most of the world knows her as Lydia Lopokova, although she was born and grew up in St. Petersburg as Lidia Lopukhova. 1,129 more words

Theater Artists' Homes

Ballets Russes at the Lyceum Theatre, London

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The critics ate the Ballets Russes alive when they opened for a short, “low-priced,” season in London at the Lyceum Theatre on 21 Wellington St. 994 more words

Architecture, Various

Happy 144th Birthday Sergei Diaghilev

Today is the 144th birthday of the ballet dancer and founder of Ballets Russes, Sergei Diaghilev. To be able to see those performances in the 1920s Paris with collaborations between Debussy, Matiss… 6 more words

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Dancers are instruments..

This week’s inspirational dance quote, from George Balanchine, is; ‘Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays’.

After watching Balanchine stage a new version of Ballets Russes Le Chant de Rossingol, Diaghilev made Balanchine Ballet Master. 95 more words

Carole Edrich Dance Photography

The Parisian Orientalism of Paul Poiret

By Ioanna Karagiorgou

The Orient has long been a point of fascination for the Europeans. Despite the various different civilizations and cultures it hosts, for the Western eye it has always been one big cohesive mysterious and barbaric place where the imagination runs wild. 589 more words

London College Of Fashion

Nijinsky opens 'Rite of Spring' at Drury Lane, London

Isn’t it the way? What the French called scandalous barely caused the Brits to wiggle and waggle their stiff upper lips. We are talking about Vaclav Nijinsky’s famous, legendary, incendiary, monumental ballet choreographed to Igor Stravinsky’s revolutionary and seminal 20th-century music – … 1,321 more words

Architecture, Various

Did Benois' Part Create a Surge in Diagalev's Balletic Art?

The above portraiture is of Serge Diaghilev (1872-1929) illustrated by Alexandre Benois over a proscenium arch from which the showman from Petruschka draws the curtains to reveal a scene from… 413 more words

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