During Worl War I and the postwar period, the Ballets Russes bacame a truly international company, forced to absorb and adapt to the very latest trends in contemporary Western culture. This article describes the challenges facing dancers in the post-war period.
Ibid. pp. 170-71. Sokolova left the hotel incident out of her memoirs but told it off the record to Richard Buckle who recounted it in his biography of Diaghilev noting that Vera Stravinsky had told him the same story. See Richard Buckle Diaghilev (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1979) p. 371.