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Les Saisons Russes du XXi Siecle Prog 3 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 - present a re-staging of the original version of :

LE PAVILLION d'ARMIDE was originally choreographed by Fokine (a new version by Jurijus Smoriginas) and designed by Benois to music by Nikolai Tcherepnin based on a story by Gautier. It was premiered in 1907 at the Maryinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, with Pavlova, Gerdt, and Nijinsky; Diaghilev presented it on his first night at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris on 19 May 1909.

Maurice Ravel's BOLERO. Like Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, Bolero caused a sensation by pushing the musical boundaries of its time, and was originally choreographed by Bronislava Nijinska, the first lady ballet-master and Nijinsky's sister.

A faun encounters a group of nymphs in the dreamlike and sensual L'APRES-MIDI D'UN FAUNE - one of Claude Debussy's most famous works and, again, considered a turning point in the history of music, causing great shock and scandal when it was first performed by Nijinsky; who also choreographed it

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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Theatre: Coliseum

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Production Type: Ballet/Dance

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