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Les Saisons Russes du XXI Siecle Prog 1 Synopsis

Diaghilev Festival
Russian Seasons of the XXI Century

Programme ONE

Russian Ballet stars - Nikolai Tsiskaridze, Ilze Liepa, Maria Alexandrova, Mikhail Lobukhin, Irma Nioradze, Ilya Kuznetsov - and the Kremlin Ballet Theatre are performing at the LONDON COLISEUM from Tuesday 12 until Sunday 17 April 2011 in celebration of the legendary impresario SERGEI DIAGHILEV with several of the ballets he commissioned that have since gone onto become a major part of the dance repertoire.

THE DIAGHILEV FESTIVAL - presents a series of revivals/re-stagings of the original version of

THE BLUE GOD was created for the legendary dancer Vaslav Nijinsky and originally choreographed by Michel Fokine (in a new version by Wayne Eagling) with designs by Leon Bakst (restored by Anna and Anatoly Nezhny) and composed by Alexander Scriabin. It makes its UK debut as part of the Festival.

THE FIREBIRD was Igor Stravinsky's breakthrough work of 1910, based on the Russian folk tale of the Firebird choreographed by Michel Fokine

Sergei Diaghilev (1872-1929), founder of the Ballets Russes company, was an extraordinarily gifted impresario, curator and director pushing the boundaries of all the art forms he worked within. His company, which survived a twenty-year rollercoaster of phenomenal successes and crippling financial problems, revolutionised not only ballet but also opera through innovative music, design and choreography.

A consummate producer, he worked with avant-garde composers and artists, putting composers like Ravel, Debussy and Stravinsky together with designers such as Bakst and Goncharova or the emerging artists like Picasso and Matisse. Diaghilev made a major contribution to the introduction of Modernism and though his initiatives were succeeded by new trends and styles, no one single person has changed the course of art so radically since his time.

"Les Saison Russes du XX1 sicles" is initiated by 'People's Artist of Russia' Andris Liepa, a world ballet star and son of one of Diagheliv's choreographers Maris Liepa, with his father's non-commercial organisation, The Maris Liepa Foundation.

The Diaghilev Festival is announced at a time of great interest in the life and work of this great impresario and the Ballet Russes.

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Theatre: Coliseum

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Production Type: Ballet/Dance

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