Dancing For The Ballets Russes

The ballerina Irina Baronova talks to Christopher Cook about the period in which she was coached by the great choreographer Mikhail Fokine in roles including Stravinsky's `Petrushka'.

This was in the 1930s when Diaghilev had died, and the repertoire of the Ballets Russes was being maintained by the impresario Colonel de Basil.

Baronova's memories are vivid and perceptive, as she recalls Stravinsky seated.

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The ballerina Irina Baronova talks to Christopher Cook about the period in which she was coached by the great choreographer Mikhail Fokine in roles including Stravinsky's `Petrushka'.

This was in the 1930s when Diaghilev had died, and the repertoire of the Ballets Russes was being maintained by the impresario Colonel de Basil.

Baronova's memories are vivid and perceptive, as she recalls Stravinsky seated.

19980824

The ballerina Irina Baronova talks to Christopher Cook about the period in which she was coached by the great choreographer Mikhail Fokine in roles including Stravinsky's `Petrushka'.

This was in the 1930s when Diaghilev had died, and the repertoire of the Ballets Russes was being maintained by the impresario Colonel de Basil.

Baronova's memories are vivid and perceptive, as she recalls Stravinsky seated.