Les Saisons Russes du XXI Siecle Prog 2 Booking Details
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Les Saisons Russes du XXI Siecle Prog 2 Synopsis
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 re-staging of the original versions of:
THAMAR (premiered in 1912), was inspired by one of Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov's most famous works, is set to a symphonic poem of the same name by composer Mily Balakirev and choreographed by Jurius Smoriginas
Nicolas Rimsky-Korsakov's SCHEHERAZADE was inspired by 'The Arabian Nights' fairy tales; choreography by Michel Fokine with designs by Anna and Anatoly Nezhny (based on those by Leon Bakst)
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.
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Production Type: Ballet/Dance
Running Time: To Be Confirmed
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