Lecture: In Conversation: Lynn Garafola and Jane Pritchard

Wednesday, September 18, 2024 6–7 PM
$15; $10 for Morgan members; free for students with a valid ID.

Join dance historian Lynn Garafola and Victoria and Albert Museum, London, curator of dance Jane Pritchard for a lively and thought-provoking conversation on the twentieth-century’s most celebrated dance company, Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Learn about some of the legendary artists—Igor Stravinsky, Maurice Ravel, the sibling choreographers Vaslav Nijinsky and Bronislava Nijinska—and the works they crafted for Serge Diaghilev and Ida Rubinstein, whose company briefly rivaled Diaghilev's in the late 1920s, including landmark ballets such as Firebird, Afternoon of a Faun, The Rite of Spring, Boléro, Les Noces, and La Valse.

Lynn Garafola is professor emerita of dance at Barnard College, Columbia University. A dance historian who has written extensively on twentieth-century dance, she is the author of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes (Oxford University Press) and La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern (Oxford University Press).

Jane Pritchard is the curator of dance at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. She is also a dance historian, lecturer, archivist, and radio commentator who curated and edited the exhibition and book Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929.

This discussion takes place in Gilder Lehrman Hall on the Ground Floor. Doors to the Hall open 30 minutes before the program begins, and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Crafting the Ballets Russes: The Robert Owen Lehman Collection will be open to visitors before the program.



Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail public_programs@themorgan.org with questions about accessibility or for more information about the program.


Léon Bakst (1866–1924)
Set design for bedroom scene for Schéhérazade, [1910]
Gouache on paper
Boris Stavrovski Collection, New York

Lynn Garafola

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail tickets@themorgan.org for information.