In The Spirit of Diaghilev

In The Spirit of Diaghilev

Director: Deborah May

Country:  UK

Year of Production:  2009

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Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Ballets Russes, Sadler’s Wells commissioned four of today’s leading and acclaimed choreographers to create one work each honouring the legacy of impresario Sergei Diaghilev. IN THE SPIRIT OF DIAGHILEV features Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Faun, Russell Maliphant’s Afterlight (Part One), Wayne McGregor’s Dyad 1909 and the controversial Eternal Damnation to Sancho and Sanchez by Javier De Frutos.

Specially filmed interview content offer viewers the unique opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at the works in rehearsal, as the collaborators share their thoughts on the enduring influence of Diaghilev and the remarkable collaborative spirit of the Ballets Russes. The performances involve collaborations with artists and filmmakers Jane and Louise Wilson, acclaimed composer Nitin Sawhney and costumes by leading fashion designer Hussein Chalayan.

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Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Javier De Frutos, Russell Maliphant, Wayne McGregor


Director: Deborah May


Annie McGough, Suzanne Walker, Alistair Spalding, Douglas Cummins

Production Details

Country:  UK

Year of Production:  2009

Language:  English

Duration:  87 minutes

Original aspect ratio:  1.78:1


  • Dance

DVD Release Date:  30th September 2013

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