Aug 24, 2019  
2011-2012 University Catalogue 
2011-2012 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

LAPR 962 - Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes

3 credits
This course will investigate 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 LACR*102 or LACR*103