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The Ballets russes and its world
Garafola, Lynn.
Publication Information:
New Haven : Yale University Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
viii, 420 pages, 32 pages of plates ; illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
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GV1786.B355 B35 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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This well illustrated book surveys the dance, art, music and cultural worlds of the Ballets Russes. It begins with Diaghilev's early life, followed by discussion of his tangled relationship with Stravinsky and the war between modernism and classicism in the ballets and concludes by investigating the company's legacy in the US and UK.

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Library Journal Review

As impresario, Serge Diaghilev marshalled the best of the artistic forces of the early 20th century in the Ballets Russes, which embraced not only dance luminaries like Nijinsky, Balanchine, and Adolph Bolm but also musical innovators like Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and Rimsky-Korsakov and visual artists like Picasso, Matisse, and Leger. Here, editors Garafola and the late Van Norman Baer have assembled a distinguished group of dance and music scholars and critics to assess the importance of the Ballets Russes. The 14 essays by noted contributors Joan Acocella, Nancy Reynolds, Charles Joseph, and others examine the history of the Ballets Russes, from Diaghilev's collaborations with Stravinsky to the genesis of such landmark ballets as "The Firebird" and "Les Noces" and the company's influence on English and American dance. Enhanced by numerous illustrations, a detailed list of Diaghilev's works, and an estimable bibliography, this book is highly recommended for all dance and performing arts collections.ÄCarolyn M. Mulac, Chicago P.L. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.