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Serge Grigoriev (1883—1968)

Director of “Russian Ballet”.Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 1883
To most of the world, Serge Grigoriev is a name on a birth certificate in Tichvin, Russia, but when we go to the ballet today we are in debt to him for the classic ballets from the repertory of Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Because of his phenomenal memory, he became régisseur of the Ballets Russes on their first trip to Paris in 1909 and remained in that position for twenty years.

Grigoriev was born October 5, 1883. He studied at the St. Petersburg Imperial School, graduating in 1900, and danced with the Maryinsky Ballet until Diaghilev appointed him ballet master in 1909. Grigoriev was a friend of Mikhail Fokine, and Fokine recommended him to rehearse the ballets for the 1909 season. He was one of the few to remain until the death of Serge Diaghilev. Even when his good friend Fokine left because of the rift over Nijinsky's choreography, Grigoriev stayed with the company, although his sympathies were with Fokine.

After Diaghilev fired Vaslav Nijinsky he needed to rehire Fokine. Before he agreed to return Fokine made many demands: to dance leading roles; that all of Nijinsky's ballets be dropped from the repertoire; and that Grigoriev and his wife, the ballerina Lubov Tchernicheva, be discharged from the company. He got everything but the termination of Grigoriev. Diaghilev got Fokine, Grigoriev and Tchernicheva to reconcile.

After the death of Diaghilev in 1929 the company disbanded; Grigoriev and his wife joined Colonel de Basil's Ballet Russe in 1932, restaging the original choreography of Diaghilev's repertoire and remaining until 1948. Grigoriev mounted The Firebird in 1954 and Petrushka in 1957 for the Royal Ballet in London. He also wrote a book, The Diaghilev's Ballet. Richard Buckle, in his book Diaghilev, implied that Grigoriev minimized Diaghilev's sexual preferences, which played a large part in his hiring and firing. Diaghilev was willing to lose Pavlova, when she resented his preference for the male dancers. He also became the lover to most of his male stars.
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Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Photograph of Serge Grigoriev, n.d., no photographer

Photograph of Serge Grigoriev, n.d., no photographer

Picryl description: Public domain vintage artistic photograph, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Photograph of Ludmilla Schollar, Alice Nikitina, Serge Lifar, Walter Nouvel, Serge Grigoriev, Lubov Tchernicheva, Olga Kokhlova, [Picasso's wife], Paulo Picasso [Picasso's son], Mme. Trusevich, and Pablo Picasso, no date, no photographer

Photograph of Ludmilla Schollar, Alice Nikitina, Serge Lifar, Walter N...

Picryl description: Public domain photograph group portrait, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Photograph of Ludmilla Schollar, Alice Nikitina, Serge Lifar, Walter Nouvel, Serge Grigoriev, Lubov Tchernicheva, Olga Kokhlova, [Picasso's wife], Paulo Picasso [Picasso's son], Mme. Trusevich, and Pablo Picasso, no date, no photographer

Photograph of Ludmilla Schollar, Alice Nikitina, Serge Lifar, Walter N...

Public domain photograph - Portrait, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Serge Grigoriev's photo album/scrapbook

Contains examples of sets and costumes for Pulcinella, Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur, Petrouchka, Zéphire et Flore, Mavra, Le Renard, Les Biches, Les Fâcheux, and Barabau and photographs of Pulcinella, Le Chant du... More