Diaghilev: A Life – Museum of Fine Arts


We would like to share with you an important update regarding the talk and screening on Friday September 17th by Sjeng Scheijen co-presented by the BRCP and the Boston MFA.

In the September 20th issue of the New Yorker, out on newsstands now, there is an extensive and very positive review by Joan Acoccella, of Scheijen's book, Diaghilev: A Life. You can read an abstract from the review here.

We hope that this new review, together with Alastair Macaulay's praise for Diaghilev: A Life (read it here) and the excerpt from Scheijen's book (read it here) will intrigue you to attend Friday's event, or at least to read the book itself. Scheijen's book is available at many bookstores, or online at Amazon or at Barnes & Noble. Just to remind you, on Friday Scheijen will be discussing some new discoveries about Diaghilev that didn’t make it into the book, and will present and comment on excerpts from John Drummond’s classic 1968 BBC documentary, Diaghilev, which features remarkable interviews with Ballet Russes’ dancers and other company members.

The event takes place on Friday, September 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the MFA’s Remis auditorium. For more information and tickets, please visit:

The Ballets Russes Cultural Partnership



en Danza Ballet

Diaghilev: A Life by Sjeng Scheijen

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