Ballet russe

Explore the captivating world of Ballet Russe, from its iconic performances to its rich history. Immerse yourself in the beauty and artistry of this renowned ballet company.
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Nineteenth century Russia was restless, and so was Léon Bakst. The young man belonged to a new generation of creatives, one ready to turn Realism on its head with one flick of a bejewelled, utterly fabulous wrist. Today, his name is “a byword for excitement, for colour and glamour” and a radical new approach to…

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In the early 20th century, Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev brought his innovative mix of dance, music and visual art to Paris, revitalizing the arts scene and revolutionizing the future of dance. His Ballets Russes married dancers such as Anna Pavlova and Vaslav Nijinsky with composers like Igor Stravinsky and Claude Debussy, and visual artists including Picasso and Matisse.

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