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Lyudmila Cherina. The dying Swan. Fragment. Author S. Lido. 1958

Educational program dedicated to the exhibition of works of legendary ballet photographer Serge Lido.

October 26, “Multimedia art Museum” launches a cycle of lectures on the main figures of world ballet, which can be seen in the photographs of legendary photographer of the twentieth century Serge Lido.

Every Saturday ballet critics Tata Boev and Marina Zimoglyad will acquaint visitors with the different stages of the life and work of Serge Lifar, Maya Plisetskaya, Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

For lesson enough to buy an entrance ticket to the Museum.

Moscow — Paris — Moscow. Curatorial guide to the exhibition of Serge Lido in the “Multimedia art Museum”

The ballet off stage

Serge Lido (Sergey Lidov) was born in 1906 in Moscow. In 1924 he emigrated to Paris, where he changed the name in the French manner and became a professional photographer. His works still excite the imagination of critics and lovers of choreography.

He became one of the first to show the famous dancers off stage. Today, this idea seems normal, but in the 1950-ies it was a breakthrough — to remove Etoile (ballet stars) in everyday life to Serge Lido no one tried.

Lido loved behind the scenes: he was convinced that behind the scenes people look more natural. He was interested in figurative photography, in which the dancer appeared as a sculpture. In these images it was possible to reflect the personality of the character, his lifestyle, personality and environment.

It Serge Lido and his wife Irene Kaminska played an important role in the escape of Rudolf Nureyev from the Soviet Union. Among the works Lido lot of photos depicting the private life of Nureyev, they are very close friends. One of the most famous images of Rudolf Nureyev and Eric Bruhn at the Athens festival in Greece, was made in 1963.

Exhibition “World ballet stars in the lens of the legendary Serge Lido. 1930-1980-ies” will last until 17 November.

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