Sergei Prokofiev in Monte Carlo - late April, 1921

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 - 30 April 1921, page 597:

The ballet was being staged by Larionov, who certainly had a profound knowledge of the dances from many different ages, and whose concept of how the work should be choreographed was in places perfectly good. He came to rehearsals with a thick notebook filled with sketches of poses and ensembles for Chout, and no doubt, had he been able to work with Massine it would have turned out well. But in Massine's absence the young Slavinsky* was singled out for promotion, a good dancer but with nothing whatsoever in his head. It was quite out of the question to expect him to invent …   more >>

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Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 1 - 30 April 1921, p. 597. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Monte Carlo


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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written by Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Zemskaya

Experience Information

Date/Time late April, 1921
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


* Tadeusz Slawinski (1901 - 1945), Polish-born dancer

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 21 Feb 2016 14:56:54 +0000
Approved on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:05:01 +0100