Serge Diaghilev and The Ballets Russes

Almost a century has passed since Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev founded the famed Ballets Russes, bringing together the most brilliant artists of his time from Bakst to Picasso to construct a backdrop to performances unlike any Paris had ever seen before.

Our list including programmes, illustrated books and ephemera  tells the story of  the company who dragged ballet out of the 19th century and launched it, kicking and screaming (literally!), into the 20th.

 

Pierre-Yves Guillemet

Pierre-Yves Guillemet

Pierre-Yves has worked for Shapero Rare Books since 2007, after working in the books department…

Yulia Fedorenko

Yulia Fedorenko

Yulia joined Shapero Rare Books in 2011 to specialize in Eastern European and Russian materials…

Serge Diaghilev and The Ballet Russes

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