michael j. morris

Ballet West, Les Biches, etc.
7 April, 2009, 7:37 am
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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: