The Ballets Russes' ballet master, Serge Grigoriev, noted that as Diaghilev began to lose interest in the company in the later 1920s, Kochno took on more and more administrative and artistic responsibility. George Balanchine (Georgii Melitonovich Balanchivadze, d.1983) is born on 22 January in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Balanchine becomes a member of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes as a dancer and.
The ballet was largely panned by critics and audiences alike after its world premiere in St Petersburg in 1892. Unlike in most modern performances, the children’s parts, including that of Clara were danced by students at the Imperial Ballet School of St. Petersburg, but it was the adult dancers that received the most criticism. Pictured: Russian State Ballet, 2010. 16. Tchaikovsky and Marius.