Last week: Speaker was a “no-show”, but Victoria saved the day
The National Gallery of Art of Washington has the temporary exhibition: “Sergey Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes”. S. Diaghilev was the Russian Aristocrat, who create and performed around the world with a new type of ballet dance – Contemporary Ballet. That started in 1906 in Paris. For the next 20 years a lot of very talented dancers from Russia were employed by his ballet company – “Ballets Russes”. And a very productive collaboration with musicians and composers: I. Stravinsky, S. Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Delibes…..artists and designers: Picasso, Bakst, Coco Chanel ….etc.. have bring to the Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes the success and recognition. S. Diaghilev die in Italy in age of 43 from the blood-poisoning. The ballet dancers left their ballet-shoes at his tomb by professional tradition at San Michele Cemetery in Venice.