The Blue God
One of the greatest of Diagilev's restored ballets

 

28 July, 6.30 pm
The Screening Room, MPC, 127 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0NL


“The few ramparts that remained from that staging aroused in my imagination images of an ancient Indian shrine standing on the shore of a lotus-covered lake. But still there was confusion in my mind. Processions of priests clad in white garments, snakes, Vaclav Nijinsky's fantastic costume, the photos of Tamara Karsavina and a lot of contradictory reminiscences left by contemporaries of Sergei Diagilev...” Andris Liepa

100 years ago, Diaghilev's Ballets Russes premiered The Blue God in Paris, a performance to represent an age of ballet as the supreme theatrical art - rich in design, thrilling in concept, adventurous in its choreography. Whilst time would prove to eradicate the memory of Diaghilev's legacy, Andris Liepa's 2011 revival of a performance now a century old reconnects with the Golden Age of ballet, whilst continuing a tradition of innovation and beautiful ballet. A screening of The Blue God will follow a very special evening with Andris Liepa, speaking about his father, Maris Liepa, one of the greatest ballet dancers of the 20th Century ballet.

Enter our Facebook competition for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Saturday's event. Winners will be contacted via email by 5pm Friday 27 July.

The event is organised in cooperation with Snob and through media partnerships with Russia Beyond the HeadlinesKommersant and Angliya.

Tickets - £15

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