Ballets Russes Repertory on Film

Coolidge Corner Theatre 290 Harvard Street , Brookline,MA

From the Paris Opera Ballet. At the beginning of the last century, Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes shook conventions and threw open the door to modernity, initiating a collaboration between painters, musicians and choreographers of the avant-garde.

The artistic elite of the era was brought together under one breathtaking playbill: Debussy, Stravinsky, Falla, Picasso, Bakst, Massine, Nijinsky, Fokine… And yet, this tribute  brings together works from different periods revealing an unexpected diversity of inspiration, from the heady romanticism of The Specter of the Rose, the unbridled eroticism of The Afternoon of a Faun, to the tragic festivities of Petrouchka and  the subtle Spanish flavour of The Three-Cornered Hat. Four essential  works, bringing together the artistic elite of their day – choreographers, painters and musicians – are performed in their unsurpassable original choreography.

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