Russian Ballet History

Diaghilev's Ballets Russes 1909-1929


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The Passing of Anna Pavlova: The Beauty of a Swan

Posted on January 24, 2010 at 11:22 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear Balletomanes,

On January 23rd of 1931, the world lost Anna Pavlova. Anna contracted double pneumonia on a train en route to Haage, and her condition deteriorated rapidly. She died in the early hours, in Haage, Netherlands. Her remains were moved to the Novodevichy Conven...

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Nijinska's Birthday January 8th

Posted on January 5, 2010 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (1)

January is a true example of the “circle of life” for the Ballets Russes. While we will celebrate both Nijinska and Balanchine’sbirthday’s this month, we will also recognize the death of Anna Pavlova. Bronislava Nijinska’s birthday will be celebrated January 8th, Balanchine&#...

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Ballets Russes Birthday - In Celebration of Sonia's 90th

Posted on December 10, 2009 at 11:49 AM Comments comments (3)

Happy birthday Sonia!  Indeed this coming Thursday, December 17, 2009 marks the birthday of someone truly s

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Serge Lifar's Birthday

Posted on April 2, 2009 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy birthday!

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Today is Diaghilev's Birthday

Posted on March 31, 2009 at 9:17 AM Comments comments (2)

Today, 137 years ago, on March 31st in 1872, Serge Pavlovich Diaghilev was born in the ...

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Ballets Russes Exhibit

Posted on March 24, 2009 at 10:43 AM Comments comments (4)

Next Tuesday is Diaghilev's birthday and it is that very day I am meeting with a gentleman from the Wilmington, Delaware Preservation Society about a space they have to lend me for a Ballets Russes exhibit in Delaware.  Destiny or a coincidence?  The date was selected by them.  The space they are offering me would allow me to exhibit a portion of my collection. The intent is to invite local dance schools and balletomanes during the month of May to breathe in the histo...

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