Sergei Diaghilev Quote


Sergei Diaghilev
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To King Alfonso of Spain, who asked: "You don't conduct an orchestra or play an instrument. You don't design the mise en scene, and you don't dance. What do you do?" - As reported in: Encyclopedia of World Biography: A-F (1987), p. 379
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Your Majesty, I am like you. I do no work. I do nothing, but I am indispensable.  - Sergei Diaghilev
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Born: March 31, 1872

Died: August 19, 1929 (aged 57)

Bio: Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev, usually referred to outside of Russia as Serge, was a Russian art critic, patron, ballet impresario and founder of the Ballets Russes, from which many famous dancers and choreographers would arise.

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