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Diaghilev: The Art of Producing. Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow! - II

II International scientific-practical conference 
commemorating the 146th birth anniversary of Sergei Diaghilev
and the 110th anniversary of the “Opera seasons” in Paris


March 29, 2018

Diaghilev

Diaghilev’s Russian ballet, the most advanced ballet in the world,
should not linger at one stage, living only in the past and even in the present;
on the contrary, it must foreshadow the future, show the way for the crowd
and discover things that have not been discovered yet by anyone”.

Sergei Diaghilev, 25.04.1924

The Second International scientific-practical conference “Diaghilev: The Art of Producing. Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow!” will again become a challenging site for academic and practical communication. The site will be based on one of the oldest ballet schools in the world, which celebrates its 280th anniversary this year and which name is closely linked with the rise and worldwide recognition of the Russian ballet school.

The first Diaghilev conference regarding producing took place on March 31, 2017 — at the day of Diaghilev`s 145th anniversary. Together with a “counterintuitive” concert in the Shiraev academic theatre where students of the Academy and special guests acted not only as ballet dancers, this Conference was dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the “Historical Russian concerts”.

This year, the year of 110th anniversary of famous “Opera seasons” during which Chaliapin’s appearance in Boris Godunov by Mussorgsky conquered the French, within the cultural programme of the Conference a VII concert of the international status project “OPERA-GALA. Soloists of the world’s opera houses in St. Petersburg” will be put on in the Grand Philharmonic Hall.

The programme of the Conference comprises exchange of scientific and practical knowledge in the study of the phenomenon of Diaghilev and the "Russian Seasons"; interdisciplinary research of effective management tools and producing in the field of performing arts, cultural organizations and institutions; various aspects of theory and practice of creativity regulation; cross-cultural and global information communications; training of manager students and producers

Organizer of the Conference — Vaganova Ballet Academy:

• Department of ballet art
• Interdisciplinary scientific-practical laboratory of the art of producing named after Diaghilev at the Department of ballet art of the Vaganova Ballet Academy (“Diaghilev’s Lab”).

Cultural program within the framework of the Conference:

• Thematic guided visit of the Cabinet of the history of Russian ballet (Museum of Academy).
• In honor of the 110th anniversary of the Diaghilev’s “Opera seasons” within the framework of the cultural program of the Conference a premiere of the VII program “BE MY LOVE” of the international status project “OPERA-GALA. Soloists of the world’s opera houses in St. Petersburg” will be held at the Grand Philharmonic Hall. One of the leading belcanto tenors, brilliant Khachatur Badalyan will perform together with Cellia Costea — Romanian star, soloists of the world’s most important opera houses. The program includes masterpieces of opera love lyrics, gems of belcanto, world’s opera classics — overtures, arias and duets from famous operas by Massenet, Gounod, Bizet, Verdi, Puccini and Lehar. The concert starts at 20.00. Performing participants of the Conference will attend the premiere free of charge.

Timeframe and procedure for the registry:

Please, fill in the following registration form.

Time limit for the report — up to 15 minutes (including questions).

Deadline for application forms and topics of reports is March 23, 2018. In case of not receiving the notification of successful on-line registration within two working days after it, please, contact the organizing committee at the following e-mail. Abstracts are to be sent to the following e-mail address diaghilevlab@vaganovaacademy.ru up to March 25, 2018.

Organizers reserve the right to decline applications which are not relevant to the theme and format of the Conference. Notifications will be sent to the authors of abstracts and reports no later than March 25, 2018.

Correspondence participation is possible.

Following the Conference, abstracts and reports can be approved for publication in the scientific magazine “Herald of the Vaganova Ballet Academy” (in case they meet the above mentioned requirements), which is placed on the list of SAC and RSCI.

Registration of the listeners of the Conference:

Registration is being held at the web-site In the line “Full name of the report”, please state: “Listener of the Conference”. You can also send a listener’s application in accordance with a set form (from the site) by E-mail diaghilevlab@vaganovaacademy.ru

Research supervisor of the project:
Larisa Abyzova, acting head of ballet art department of the Vaganova Ballet Academy, Ph.D. in Art history, associate professor.

Supervisors:
Maria Potolokova, corresponding member of World Academy of Science for Complex Safety, RANS, Doctor of Economics, professor of the Department of ballet art of the Vaganova Ballet Academy
Rinat Dulmaganov, founder and the head of Diaghelev’s laboratory, member of the International Union of Musical Workers, General Producer of the National Opera Centre and Public Fund of Performing Arts, Ph.D. candidate of the Department of ballet art of the Vaganova Ballet Academy.

Conference coordinators:
Inna Konotop, Ph.D. candidate of the Department of ballet art of the Vaganova Ballet Academy. Almira Zinnurova, a second-year student in the Master’s programme “Producing of choreographic art” of the Department of ballet art of the Vaganova Ballet Academy.

Managers:
Alexander Vasilyev, Zlata Voynova, Anastasia Demakina, Alla Leontyeva — students in the programs “Management of performing art” and “Producing of choreographic art” of the Department of ballet art of the Vaganova Ballet Academy.

Archive of the Conference: In English and the Program in Russian

Contacts: diaghilevlab@vaganovaacademy.ru