Lecture: Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes By Princess Nina Lobanov-Rostovsky
| Warehouse Theatre
Sunday 24 October 2010
The flamboyant impresario Sergei Diaghilev (1872-1929) did more than anyone else before or since to bring Western art to Russia and Russian art to the West. Today he is mainly known as the leading figure behind the Ballets Russes (1909-1929). With this ballet company Diaghilev achieved a total transformation of the world of ballet outside Russia, returning it to a prominent place amongst the arts.
Nina Lobanov-Rostovsky, half French, half Russian, is a free-lance writer and lecturer living in London and specialises in the Russian decorative arts and in Russian ballet, opera and theatre design. She is a consultant for the current exhibition at the V&A "Diaghilev and the Golden Age of Ballets Russes, 1909-1929".