Serge Lifar and Tamara Karsavina of the Ballet Russes in a publicity image for the ballet Petrouchka at the Paris opera, 1929. Music by Igor Stravinsky, choreography by Michel Fokine. Photograph: The Rest is Noise: Paris 1910-1930 - in pictures
Serge Lifar en compagnie de Picasso, lot de 18 photographies noir et blanc et couleur attestant de l’amitié qui unit les 2 artistes au fil du temps comme en témoignent des clichés de leur collaboration professionnelle dans la réalisation du ballet Icare, mais aussi des photographies anecdotiques où les deux hommes sont ensemble chez le coiffeur ou visent côte à côte au stand de tir d’une foire. Annotations manuscrites de Lifar au dos. Dimensions: de 8,5x7 cm à 29.5x23.5 cm
Lubov Egorova was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. She studied ballet at the Imperial Theatre School in St. Petersburg with Ekaterina Vazem, Enrico Cecchetti and Anna Johansson. After retiring from the stage, she taught as head of the Ballet Russe school in Paris from 1923-1968,and founded the Ballets de la Jeunesse(ru) company in 1937. She received the Chevalier de l'Ordre des arts et lettres in 1964.Notable students included Serge Lifar, Anton Dolin,and Yvonne Mounsey.
Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev (1872–1929) Russian art critic, patron, ballet impresario & founder of the Ballets Russes, from which many famous dancers & choreographers would arise. Sergei Diaghilev was born to a wealthy & cultured family...the family's money came mainly from vodka distilleries. The Ballet Russes included the best young Russian dancers, among them Anna Pavlova, Adolph Bolm, & Vaslav Nijinsky, & their first night on 19 May 1909 was a sensation.
Portrait of Serge Lifar by Serge Ivanoff (Russian 1893-1983).....Serge Lifar (1905-1986) was a French ballet dancer and choreographer of Ukrainian origin, famous as one of the greatest male ballet dancers of the 20th century....considered the successor to Nijinsky at the Ballet Russes he went on to be ballet master of the Paris Opera from 1930-1944 and from 1947-1958....during the Nazi occupation of Paris he lived in the Ritz with Coco Chanel, with whom he was having a secret affair....