research the ballets russes and serge diaghilev

Research the Ballets Russes and Serge Diaghilev. Find 5 interesting facts that are not included in the textbook reading. Please include the reasons why you find these facts interesting. (Short essay questions, clip 1)

1. Describe the classical ballet Pas De Deux. When did it emerge in the history of ballet performance? What are the four major areas of technique in pas de deux?

2. When and where was Le Corsaire first performed? Who was the original choreographer and composer?

3. What was this story ballet based on?

4. How was Le Corsaire made famous?

5. What struck you most about the pas de deux in the Le Corsaire clip? (Short essay questions, clip 2)

1. When and where was L’après-midi d’un faune first performed? Who was the original choreographer, composer, and lead dancer?

2. What was the inspiration for the ballet?

3. How was L’après-midi d’un faune different from other ballets of that era?

4. What was the cause of its hostile reception?

5. What struck you most about L’après-midi d’un faune?