100th Anniversary of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes


“Costume Design for the Rite of Spring” – Igor Stravinsky 1910-1913

The Ana Tzarev Gallery in New York is holding an exhibition of theatrical design to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Sergei Diaghilev‘s Ballets Russes. Here’s an excerpt from the press release:

“Sergey Diaghilev was the driving creative mind behind the Ballets Russes (1909-1929), the first international performing company whose sets were designed by artists, primarily the most innovative Russian and international artists of his day. Diaghilev was a visionary and innovator, who always set his sights on the cutting edge of the art world. By integrating fine art, music, dance, and theater, he raised theater to a new creative and artistic level.

The Ballets Russes attained an unprecedented level of success and influence throughout the world and is recognized as one of the first signs of the new age of cultural globalization. It was Diaghilev who first introduced Russia as a major player in the greater art world, and that exposure opened new windows of expression for Russian artists.”

The show opened on September 17th and will run until October 7th.

For more information, visit the gallery’s website here.


Author: Barry O'Keefe

Artist/printmaker from Richmond, Va

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