Aug 10, 2020  
2006-2007 University Catalogue 
2006-2007 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

LAPR 962 - Diaghilev and the Ballet Russe

This course investigates the role of the impresario Serge Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes in shaping the course of music and dance ca. 1909-1929. Special emphasis is placed on the relationships between various artists, dancers, choreographers, and writers including Michel Fokine, Alexandre Benois, Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Vaslav Nijinsky, Tamara Karsavina, George Balanchine, Leon Bakst, Leonide Massine, and others. Works studied include Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird, Petrushka, Rite of Spring, Les Noces, and Chloe; Erik Satie’s Parade; Manuel de Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat; Darius Milhaud’s Le Train bleu; Francis Poulenc’s Les Biches; Serge Prokofiev’s Chout The Buffoon; and Constant Lambert’s Romeo and Juliet. In addition, excerpts from other Diaghilev ballets are introduced. The course focuses on activities in Paris. Formerly HU 449

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: LACR 102

Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs