hermitage museum foundation

Ballets Russes Porcelain Lecture & Accordion Performance, Reception


The Hermitage Museum Foundation (USA) 
and the Princeton Club of New York invite you to a lecture on

Russian Imperial Porcelain
& Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes

Musical performance to follow.

March 27, 2013
6:00 pm
Princeton Club of New York
15 West 43rd Street, New York, NY

Dr. Ekaterina Khmelnitskaya is the Curator of the Russian Porcelain Collection, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.

Guseva-200x200.jpgNadia Guseva graduated in 2006 from Saint-Petersburg’s Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. She is a prize-winner of International accordion competitions in Russia, Italy, Denmark and England.

On the threshold of the 20th century, a cultural and artistic boom was about to happen in Russia. Among the symbolic phenomena of the Russian cultural renaissance was Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. The Imperial Porcelain Factory in St. Petersburg was the first porcelain factory in Russia to bring together 20th century theatre and porcelain production. This tradition was not broken after 1917 and figures of Mikhail Fokine, Tamara Karsavina, and many others continued to be created during the early Soviet period.