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Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo

A descendant of René Blum's Ballets de Monte Carlo, and part of the proliferation of companies which sprung up in the 1930s hoping to recapture the enormous popularity of Diaghilev's ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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... Russe de Monte Carlo Ballet company formed in 1932 , and orig. called Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo, in effort to continue Diaghilev 's work. It was headed by Colonel Wassili de Basil and René Blum , with Fokine , Massine and Balanchine as choreogs. Later de Basil split away from Blum and Massine and his co. disbanded in Paris in 1947 , though it was revived for a year in London, 1951 . The Blum‐Massine co., under the name Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, went to USA at outbreak of World War II where it toured N. Amer. until disbandment in 1962...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo A descendant of René Blum 's Ballets de Monte Carlo, and part of the proliferation of companies which sprung up in the 1930s hoping to recapture the enormous popularity of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Although it eventually became an American company, it was founded when Massine, ballet master of the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo, quarrelled with Colonel de Basil , who ran the Ballets Russes, and sought a company of his own. The opening season of the new Massine-directed troupe was at the Monte Carlo Opera in April 1938 ; with...

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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...by the Ballet Russe; and, today, many former members of the Ballet Russe are teachers and company directors throughout America. [ Many of the figures and works mentioned herein are the subjects of independent entries .] Amberg, George . Ballet: The Emergence of an American Art . New York, 1949. Anderson, Jack . The One and Only: The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo . New York, 1981. Contains a complete season-by-season listing of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo personnel and repertory. Ballet Russe de Gotham . Newsweek (24 September 1945). A...

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A descendant of René Blum's Ballets de Monte Carlo, and part of the proliferation of companies which sprung up in the 1930s hoping to recapture the enormous popularity of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. ...
Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo, Les

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo, Les Company founded in 1932 to succeed the Ballets Russes de Diaghilev. It was a fusion of the Ballets de l'Opéra de Monte Carlo and the Ballet de l'Opéra Russe à Paris, with Colonel de Basil as director and René Blum as artistic director. Many former members of the Diaghilev troupe joined the new Monte Carlo-based company, including Kochno (artistic adviser), Balanchine (who was appointed ballet master), and Massine. The addition of the three ‘baby ballerinas‘, Baronova, Riabouchinska, and Toumanova, generated additional...

Ballets Russes De Monte Carlo

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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... Russes De Monte Carlo . At various times, the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo was alternatively known as the Ballets Russes de Colonel W. de Basil, Educational Ballets Limited, Covent Garden Russian Ballet, and Original Ballet Russe. After Serge Diaghilev 's death in 1929 René Blum , director of plays and operettas at the Théâtre de Monte Carlo, was appointed director of ballet at the theater. Determined to establish a new Russian ballet company based in Monte Carlo, he approached several of Diaghilev's former associates but met with little success. In...

Les Ballets de Monte Carlo

Les Ballets de Monte Carlo  

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Ballet company, based at the Monte Carlo Opera, founded by René Blum in 1936 following his split from Colonel de Basil. Massine became artistic director in 1938, at which point the company's name was ...
Colonel de Basil

Colonel de Basil  

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(Vassily Voskresensky; b Kaunas, 1888; d Paris, 27 Jul. 1951)Russian ballet impresario and co-director of the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo. Following service in the Russian Army during the First ...
René Blum

René Blum  

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(b Paris, 13 Mar. 1878; d en route to Auschwitz, 28 Sept. 1942 (some sources say 28 Apr. 1942)French ballet impresario. A former art critic, publisher, and theatre director, he was appointed ballet ...
Boris Kochno

Boris Kochno  

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(b Moscow, 3 Jan. 1904; d Paris, 8 Dec. 1990)Russian-French ballet librettist and dance writer. In 1920 he became Diaghilev's secretary and advised him closely on many ballets. He wrote several ...
Beach

Beach  

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Ballet in one act with choreography by Massine, music by Françaix, and designs by Dufy. Premiered 19 Apr. 1933 by the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo, with Lichine, Riabouchinska, ...
Gaîté parisienne

Gaîté parisienne  

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Ballet in one act with choreography by Massine, libretto and designs by Comte Étienne de Beaumont, and music by Offenbach arranged by Manuel Rosenthal. Premiered 5 Apr. 1938 by the Ballet Russe de ...
Nina Popova

Nina Popova  

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(b Novorossisk, 20 Oct. 1922)Russian-US dancer, teacher, and ballet director. She studied with T. Wassilieff, Preobrajenska, Egorova, and Vilzak and began her career dancing with Ballet de la ...
Night Shadow

Night Shadow  

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Ballet in one act with choreography by Balanchine, libretto and music by Vittorio Rieti (after Bellini), and designs by Dorothea Tanning. Premiered 27 Feb. 1946 by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo at ...
David Lichine

David Lichine  

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(orig. David Lichtenstein; b Rostov-on-Don, 25 Oct. 1910; d Los Angeles, 26 Jun. 1972)Russian-US dancer, choreographer, and teacher. He studied with Egorova and Nijinska in Paris, making his debut ...
Vladimir Skouratoff

Vladimir Skouratoff  

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(b Paris, 12 Mar. 1925)French dancer and teacher. He studied in wartime Paris with Preobrajenska, Volinine, and Kniaseff and began performing in the corps at the Lido, Paris, also appearing with ...
Anton Dolin

Anton Dolin  

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(Sydney Francis Patrick Chippendall Healy-Kay; born 27 July 1904 in Slinfold, Sussex, died 25 November 1983 in Paris), British dancer, director, choreographer, and teacher. Patrick Healy-Kay began ...
Nicholas Beriozoff

Nicholas Beriozoff  

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(b Kaunas, 16 May 1906; d Zurich, 18 Feb. 1996)Lithuanian-British dancer, choreographer, and ballet master. He studied in Czechoslovakia at the National Ballet School in Prague and danced with the ...
Alice Nikitina

Alice Nikitina  

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(b St Petersburg, c.1904 (some sources say 1909); d Monte Carlo, Jun. 1978)Russian dancer, teacher, and opera singer. She studied at the Imperial Ballet School in St Petersburg with Preobrajenska but ...
Léon Woizikowsky

Léon Woizikowsky  

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(orig. Wójcikowski; b Warsaw, 20 Feb. 1899; d Warsaw, 23 Feb. 1974)Polish dancer, ballet master, and teacher. He studied at Imperial Theatre School, Warsaw, and with Cecchetti, joining Diaghilev's ...

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