Reflecting on the Spirit of Sergei Diaghilev

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Abstract

The present article is a colloquy between the directors of Ballets Russes 2009, a festival held in Boston in 2009 to celebrate the centenary of Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. The authors reflect on the experience of organizing the festival, including the conference at Boston University that forms the basis of this volume. The article features the insights their work gave them into Diaghilev's own experience in running the Ballets Russes, as well as observations about Diaghilev as a manager and cultural entrepreneur.

Experiment

A Journal of Russian Culture

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  • Poster for the international celebration of the centenary of the Ballets Russes organized at Boston University, Boston, Mass., 16-23 May 2009. The poster incorporates a costume for a Bacchante designed by Léon Bakst for Sergei Diaghilev’s Paris production of Narcisse in 1911.
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