Conference Programme

Date: 30.11.2017, 11:00-19:00

Venue: Museum of Theatre and Music – Ostrovskogo sq. 6


10.45 – Registration of the participants


11.00 – 13.30 

Elena Bespalova (Moscow). Bakst and Fashion

Carole Boulbès (Paris). “Relâche” — a Disconcerting Dadaist Show

Alyona Grigorash (Moscow). Les Saisons Russes and Fashion — “Extreme Exotic”

Boris Illarionov (St Petersburg). Ballets Russes as Mediator between the Culture and Heritage of Petipa and the Ballet World of the 20th century

Dmitri Kosolapov (Ekaterinburg). Strategies of Cultural Nationalism in Sergei Diaghilev’s Work: the Ambivalence of ‘Cosmopolitanism’ and ‘National Archaism’


13.30-14.00 – Coffee break



Ann-Marie Wrange (Stockholm). Some Ballets Russes Influences on Les Ballets Suédois

Olga Ushakova (Vologda)

Elana Yushkova (Tyumen). The Images of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in the Work of the Anglo-American Poet and Thinker Thomas Eliot

Cecilia Stinton (London). Collaborating with the Future: The Ballets Russes’s Unperformed Liturgie

Irina Krasnova, Marina Lanina (St Petersburg). From the Alhambra to Paris: the Story of The Golden Cockerel as a Reflection of the Interaction and Cross-Fertilisation of Cultures

Tatiana Filosofova (Moscow). The Ballets Russes and European culture: a Meeting at the Beginning of the Century


16.30-17.30 – Break


17.30 – 19.00

Michael Meylac (Strasbourg). Behind the Scenes at the Ballets Russes: Stories from a Silver Age


Presentation of a documentary by Svetlana Astretsova “A Merchant at All Times – the Virtual Museum of Sergei Diaghilev”