LAPR 962 - Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes
An investigation of the role of the impresario Serge Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes in both shaping and echoing the course of artistic revolution in Paris from c. 1909-1929. Several Diaghilev ballets will be introduced, viewed, and critiqued. Particular attention will be given to Picasso and Stravinsky, Fitzgerald and Pound. In passing, students look at the ideas of Sigmund Freud on the unconscious and invented myths, particularly as they are reflected in Nijinsky’s ballets, Rites, Faun, Jeux and Spectre.
Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: LACR 102
Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs