Leon Bakst’s Grand Finale: The Ballets Russes’ Sleeping Princess Production of 1921

Leon Bakst's Grand Finale: The Ballets Russes' Sleeping Princess Production of 1921 An online lecture by Anna Winestein Leon Bakst is unquestionably the iconic scenographer of the Ballets Russes, having designed more productions than anyone else, and contributed critically to the company's early success and [...]

2021-09-01T16:34:56-04:00October 9th, 2021|

Elite Education in Pre-Revolutionary Russia: The Imperial Educational Society of Noble Maidens

Elite Education in Pre-Revolutionary Russia: The Imperial Educational Society of Noble Maidens An online lecture by Dr. Nancy Kovaleff Baker The Imperial Educational Society of Noble Maidens, or the Smolny Institute, was founded by Catherine the Great as the first state educational institution for women [...]

2021-08-31T14:38:01-04:00September 18th, 2021|