Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Monday, 31 January 2011

Jane Pritchard, dance historian - illustrated lecture

RSAMD Whittaker Library
Ballet Department event
On 3rd February 2011, the Whittaker Library & RSAMD Ballet Department hosted an open lecture from Jane Pritchard, dance historian and world expert on the Ballets Russes.

For 100 years, Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes have stunned audiences throughout Western Europe with their vibrant colour, energetic dancing and amazing musical scores. Few theatre companies have ever made such an impact on culture and society.

Diaghilev pulled together the most innovative choreographers, dancers, composers and designers and enabled them to collaborate on new productions. He promoted theatrical productions for just over two decades, from the opera Boris Godunov in 1908 at the Paris Opéra through to his death in 1929.

  • The Whittaker library has a display of items from its collection relating to Diaghilev and company.
  • Please feel free to visit the library.

Exhibition curated by Drama Librarian Alan Jones - please do contact him for further details about the exhibits.

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