• 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 ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material