Monday, September 21, 2009

Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes

Online exhibition about Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes from the Library of Congress. Features material concerning the Ballets Russes, one of the most influential dance companies of the twentieth century. Most of the objects come from the Library's Bronislava Nijinska collection. Nijinska, sister of the legendary Ballets Russes member Vaslav Nijinsky, was also a dancer and a choreographer for the company. Objects include photographs of Diaghilev and members of the company, musical scores, production photographs, costume designs, dance notation manuscripts, souvenir programs, and posters.
Link: http://myloc.gov/Exhibitions/balletsrusses/Pages/default.aspx
Access: Free