A Feast of Wonders – Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes
Edited by John Bowlt and Zelfira Tregulova
English, French and Russian versions by Scriptum
In May, 1909 Sergei Diaghilev astonished the world of dance with his first ballet presentations in Paris, among them, Le Pavillon d’Armide and Cléopatre – spectacles which demonstrated an unprecedented combination of vitality and grace, originality and technical sophistication. Diaghilev’s magnificent productions of the 1910s and 1920s showcased dancers, choreographers, designers and musicians such as Karsavina, Nijinsky, Fokine, Bakst and Stravinsky, and the development of modern ballet is unthinkable without reference to their names.
Principality of Monaco from 9 July to 27 September 2009 and Moscow from 27 October 2009 to 25 January 2010.