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Serge Lifar

diaghilev choreographer paris

Dancer and choreographer, born in Kiev, Ukraine. He was a student and friend of Diaghilev, whose Ballets Russes company he joined in 1923. He scored his first triumph as a choreographer in Paris with Créatures de Promethée (1929), and became the guiding genius behind the Paris Opéra (1929–58). He wrote several works on ballet, including a biography of Diaghilev (1940).

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