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Karsavina, Mallarmé, and Mauclair

A Literary pas de trois in Early Twentieth-Century Dance Criticism

Sasha Rasmussen

between Stéphane Mallarmé's (1842–1898) brief but complex writings on dance and the performances of Tamara Platonovna Karsavina (1885–1978), principal ballerina of Sergei Diaghilev's celebrated dance company, the Ballets Russes . The radical innovations

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Tessa Ashlin Nunn

Ballets Russes created Orientalist ballets as well as ballets blancs for the twentieth century. Restagings of nineteenth-century ballets, in comparison to contemporary ballets, tend to attract larger audiences to the Opéra. Their popularity stems from

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Michael Hughes

of the Ballets Russes in London on the eve of the First World War, complete with music by Stravniskii and elaborate stage sets by Leon Bakst, helped to confirm a sense of Russian culture as rich and exotic, a repository of values and attitudes

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Marina Soroka

the Ballets Russes , which gave benefit performances at the embassy. During the War she presided over the committee that organized the Russian Hospital in Bordeaux. 51 She remained ignorant of all financial and legal difficulties that the Iswolsky