Rupert Christiansen

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Behind the Scenes at the Ballets Russes: Stories from a Silver Age


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The evocative name Ballets Russes is generally associated with the company the impresario Serge Diaghilev created and managed between 1909 and 1929. Much has been written about its transformative impact and the creative figures it commissioned and nurtured; it is no exaggeration to claim that European culture today would look very different without its achievements.

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