The Ballets Russes and Beyond: Music, Modernity and Collaboration


The Ballets Russes and Beyond: Music, Modernity and Collaboration

To celebrate the centenary of the Ballet Russes and Igor Stravinsky's first

collaboration with the company, a 1-day symposium will be held at the

Australian National Academy of Music (Melbourne) on 12 March 2010.

The Ballets Russes brought about a transformation in the dynamics of

collaboration and the integration of modernist tendencies, which resonated

well beyond the company and had a lasting impact on art music and its

compositional processes.

The programme committee invites proposals for 20-minute papers addressing

topics relating to the conference theme, including:

* collaborative ventures between music and other performing arts in the 20th

century (eg ballet, opera, music theatre and film)

* modernism and the impact of the visual and performing arts on music of the

20th century

* the Ballets Russes and its successors

Please email 200-word abstracts to the conference convenor Michael

Christoforidis by 15 January 2010 at <>.

Symposium convenor: Michael Christoforidis <>

Symposium administrator: Liz Kertesz <>

Programme committee:

Mark Carroll (University of Adelaide)

Michael Christoforidis (University of Melbourne)

Jennie Shaw (University of New England)

Peter Tregear (Monash University)