Definition of Ballets Russes in English:

Ballets Russes

proper noun

  • A ballet company formed in Paris in 1909 by Sergei Diaghilev.

The company presented a unified whole encompassing music, dance, decor, and costume: music was commissioned from the composers Stravinsky, Satie, and Rimsky-Korsakov, while Picasso and Jean Cocteau designed sets. The company's choreographers and dancers included Michel Fokine, Anna Pavlova, Vaslav Nijinsky, and George Balanchine. It was responsible for reviving ballet as an art form in western Europe


Ballets Russes

/ˌbalā ˈro͞os/ /ˌbæleɪ ˈrus/