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BALLET RUSSES

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Lubov Tchernicheva as Cleopatra in 'Cléopâtre', 1918

BALLET RUSSES

A fateful meeting between Hoppé and Ballets Russes impresario Sergei Diaghilev resulted in his being given unique access to the troupe, then at a peak of creativity and popularity. Diaghilev did not allow the company to be photographed by movie cameras, so Hoppé’s images are a unique insight into these productions, the personalities of the dancers, and the stunningly elaborate costumes.

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