michael j. morris


Ballet West, Les Biches, etc.
7 April, 2009, 7:37 am
Filed under: Dance | Tags: , , ,

The New York Times just ran this lovely article on Ballet West’s season containing works by the Ballets Russes. Of particular interest to me was the descriptions of Les Biches. I am presenting a paper in less than two weeks at the Midwestern Slavic Studies Conference on the negotiation of gender in the work of Bronislava Nijinska (this is a truncated version of a larger paper that examines both Nijinska and Nijinsky through this lens). As stated in the article, Les Biches is a rarity in America, and it is exciting to read the descriptions, whoever brief:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/07/arts/dance/07west.html?_r=1&ref=dance

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Is Linda Schaller’s film of NIJINSKA that includes clips of LES BICHES available?

Comment by Deirdre Towers

You know, I’ve heard of that documentary, and I have tried to track down a copy, but if there is a reproduction of it, I haven’t been able to find it. As far as I know, there is no publicly accessible video documentation of Les Biches. If you happen to come across it anywhere, I would love it if you let me know.
Thanks for reading,
-M

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