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The Ballets Russes. 1909 - 1929. The Ballets Russes. A company of Russian dancers and choreographers residing in Paris from 1909 - 1929 which transformed the worlds of dance, music, art, theater and fashion. Origins of the Ballets Russes. Ballet had been introduced into Russia

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the ballets russes1

The Ballets Russes

A company of Russian dancers and choreographers residing in Paris from 1909 - 1929 which transformed the worlds of dance, music, art, theater and fashion

origins of the ballets russes
Origins of the Ballets Russes
  • Ballet had been introduced into Russia

in the 18th century during the reign of Peter the Great.

  • In 1738, the first ballet school opened for the children of the palace servants, eventually becoming the Imperial Ballet School and the company of the Maryinsky (Kirov) Theater.
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Origins of the Ballets Russes
  • Ballet became the vogue in Russia, especially amongst the aristocracy, then a tradition.
  • By the end of the 19th century, the Russians had become the artistic leaders of classical ballet, breathing life back into it.
founding of the ballets russes
Founding of the Ballets Russes
  • In 1904, Isadora Duncan dances in St. Petersburg.
  • In 1906, Sergei Diaghilev (1872-1929), a young Russian aristocrat, first exported to Paris an exhibition of Russian art.
  • In 1907, he arranged a series of five concerts of Russian opera and music.
  • In 1909, Diaghilev introduces the new troupe as a summer theater program of the Russian Opera and Ballet.
  • The company was founded by Sergei Diaghilev, in 1911 as a permanent ballet company residing in Paris.
founder of the ballets russes
Founder of the Ballets Russes

Sergei Diaghilev

1872 - 1929

importance of the ballets russes
Importance of the Ballets Russes
  • Presented innovative ballets

The Rite of Spring

Commissioned new musical scores

Igor Stravinsky and Vaslav Nijinsky as


Employed avant-garde composers, choreographers, dancers, and designers to create cutting-edge ballets

Vaslav Nijinsky as Petrushka

Vaslav Nijinsky as the Faun

Embraced primitivism and the exotic as a means of expressing the new dance freedom

Nijinsky in Les Orientales



1881- 1973


Costume for the

Chinese Conjuror

in Parade (1917)


Costume of the American

Manager, Parade (1917)


Coco Chanel

1883- 1971


Costumes for

Le Train bleu(1924)


Leon Bakst



Costume for The Red

Sultana (1910)


Costume for a Pilgrim,

Le Dieu Bleu (1912)


Michel Fokine

1880- 1942


Maurice Ravel

1875 - 1937


Erik Satie



Igor Stravinsky

1882 - 1971


Jean Cocteau

1889 - 1963