Russian Ballet History

Diaghilev's Ballets Russes 1909-1929


Sun. 12/21 All day Mikhail Mordkin's B-day
All day Andre Eglevsky's B-day
Mon. 12/22 All day The Dying Swan Premieredin 1905

The Dying Swan choreographed by Mikhail Fokine in 1905 to Camille Saint-Saëns's cello solo Le Cygne from Le Carnaval des Animaux was performed by Anna Pavlova. first presented in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Thu. 12/25 All day Joan Miro Died 1983
All day David Lichine's B-day
Sat. 12/27 All day Olga Preobrajenska Died
All day Leon Bakst Died
Sun. 12/28 All day Leon Bakst Died 1924
Wed. 12/31 All day Henri Matisse B-day 1869
Tue. 1/6 All day Anna Pavlova as Aurora

1908 was the first time Anna appeared as Aurora.

Thu. 1/8 All day Bronislava Nijinska's Birthday
Thu. 1/15 All day Sleeping Beauty Debuts 1890
All day Swan Lake Revival Premiered in 1895 Swan Lake revival by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, staged for the Imperial Ballet, at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia instead of the original version. Originally choreographed by Julius Reisinger to the music of Pyotr Ilyich... more
All day Anatole Oboukhoffb's B-day
Thu. 1/22 All day Balanchine's Birthday
Fri. 1/23 All day Pavlova Dies in Hague
All day Salvadore Dali Died
Fri. 1/30 All day Serge Denham Died
Mon. 2/2 All day Olga Preobrajenska B'Day
All day 1st Swan Lake in London, 1910 at Hippodrome
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