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  • Jacobo Ficher Collection

    Russian composer Jacobo Ficher (1896-1978) became significantly associated with Argentine music of the twentieth century after moving to South America in 1923. In addition to composing, he developed a brilliant career as an orchestra conductor, prominent teacher, and violinist. The Jacobo Ficher Collection comprises practically all of the composer's works, mainly holograph manuscript scores, in all major categories of composition including opera and ballet. ...

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  • Serge Diaghilev/Serge Lifar Collection, 1750-1950

    Serge Diaghilev had a profound influence on music, ballet and art in the twentieth century. His musical interests, as demonstrated in this collection, spanned a range of styles; much of the material represents works considered by Diaghilev for the Ballets Russes and many bear annotations and performance indications. This library, acquired by Serge Lifar, Diaghilev's protégé, is rich in eighteenth-century Italian works, nineteenth-century Russian ...

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  • George Zoritch Collection

    The George Zoritch Collection of photographs, periodicals, programs, clippings, and articles documents the post-Diaghilev era of early twentieth-century ballet. Zoritch danced with all of the companies that were successors to Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, including Colonel W. de Basil's Ballets Russes; Sergei Denham's Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo; and the Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas. The photographs include his performances with a number of ...

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  • Houston Maples Bolshoi Theatre Opera and Ballet Materials

    This collection contains important programs and photographs from the Bolshoi Theatre, primarily of dance productions, gathered in 1946 and 1947 by Houston Maples, U.S. Naval Attaché to Moscow, and his son Houston Maples, Jr., who worked in the State Department's Moscow Office of Information and Culture. Photographs and programs include traditional Bolshoi productions of Marius Petipa's choreographies, such as Don Quixote; Raymonda; Nutcracker; and ...

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  • Serge Grigoriev/Ballets Russes Archive, 1909-2009

    The Serge Grigoriev/Ballets Russes Archive is comprised of materials that document Serge Grigoriev's career as a dancer and as régisseur (rehearsal director) for the Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev (1909-1929) and for the Ballets Russes de Colonel W. de Basil (1932-1952). The manuscripts, photographs, and other documents that are included in this Archive provide one of the richest collections of information on these two ...

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  • Adolph Bolm Collection, 1895-1982

    Adolph Bolm (Adol'f Rudol'fovich Bolm; born 25 September 1884 in Saint Petersburg, died 18 April 1951 in Hollywood, California), Russian-American ballet dancer, teacher, and choreographer, joined the corps de ballet of the Maryinsky Theater in 1903. In 1908-1909 he partnered noted ballerina Anna Pavlova and participated in Serge Diaghilev's first season (1909) of Russian ballet and opera in Paris. He was a member of ...

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  • Bronislava Nijinska Collection

    Bronislava Nijinska (Bronislava Fominichna Nizhinskaia; born 8 January 1891 [27 December 1890] in Minsk, Russia; died 21 February 1972 in Pacific Palisades, California) was a dancer, teacher, and a significant artist in the development of twentieth-century ballet choreography. Nijinska studied ballet at the school of the Maryinsky Theater of Saint Petersburg, along with her celebrity brother, Vaslav Nijinsky. She was a dancer in the ...

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