In May 1909, Sergei Diaghilev astonished the world of dance with his first ballet presentations in Paris that demonstrated an unprecedented combination of vitality and grace, originality, and technical sophistication.
John E. Bowlt and Zelfira Tregulova (Editor)
The legendary productions are brought to life through stage designs, costumes, paintings, sculptures, photographs, and programs. The artwork comes from a wide variety of public and private collections, including the Fokine collection in the St. Petersburg Theatre Museum. Diaghilev’s scenic achievements are complemented by a number of contextual paintings, drawings, and other artifacts, which help to define Russia’s cultural renaissance of the first decades of the twentieth century. The documentary section of the catalog contains rich archival material, including letters, photographs, choreographic notes, and memoirs, many published here for the first time.
A Feast of Wonders: Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Skira (September 22, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8857200906
- ISBN-13: 978-8857200903
- Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 9.5 x 1.3 inches
The Ballets Russes and the Art of Design