Sjeng Scheyen

Sjeng Scheyen studied Slavic Languages at Leiden University and is a specialist in fin-de-siècle Russian art. He writes regularly on film, poetry, dance, classical music and politics. Scheyen is artistic adviser to the Victoria and Albert Museum’s 2010 Diaghilev/ Ballets Russes exhibition and is involved with the Diaghilev exhibitions to be held in Monaco and Moscow in 2009.

Sergei Diaghilev

Sergei Diaghilev

Een leven voor de kunst

(Bert Bakker, 2008, 400 pagina's)

As founder of the exotic Ballets Russes in 1909 and father of modern dance theatre, Sergei Diaghilev has gained legendary status as one of the most influential artistic pioneers of the twentieth century. In this comprehensive biography Sjeng Scheyen sheds fresh light on his life and achievements, peeling away the shrouds of myth that surround him.

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