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Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929


Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929: When Art Danced with Music celebrates one of the most dazzling cultural enterprises of the 20th century. The Ballets Russes, established in 1909 by the indefatigable impresario Serge Diaghilev, revolutionized the art of ballet.

Combining Russian and Western traditions with a healthy dose of modernism, the company thrilled and shocked audiences with its powerful fusion of choreography, music, design, and dance. Though it was based in Paris, the company toured throughout Europe, the United States and South America. Its influence continues to be felt today. This film is available to be licensed in digital format to affiliates.

58 minutes/28 minutes (both versions closed captioned)

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