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October 2020

CamRuSS Russian History & Arts lecture series. Talk 5: “Mikhail Vrubel: between Angels and Demons.” by Dr Natalia Budanova

Friday 9 October, 19:00
Zoom United Kingdom

Mikhail Vrubel, The Demon Seated, 1890. The name of Mikhail Vrubel (1856-1910) remains largely unknown to the general public of Western Europe. Yet, early avant-garde artists in Russia considered him no less responsible for moulding the visual consciousness of their generation then the impact of Cezanne on the subsequent development of visual arts in Western Europe. This lecture will tell the tragic and glorious story of life and art of this extraordinary master. Language: English Tickets: Adults £12, CamRuSS members,…

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November 2020

NEW DATE Member of the Family or Barbarian at the Gate? Russia and the West by Sir Tony Brenton

Friday 6 November, 19:00 - 20:30
Zoom United Kingdom
FREE

Russian bear Throughout its history Russia has oscillated on the edge of Europe, from being an insider (as under Peter and Catherine) to being a clear outsider (as under Communism). At the end of the Cold War Gorbachev set Russia on course to become part of a "Common European Home". But relations are now, once again, icy. Sir Tony Brenton looks at what has gone wrong, and where we might be going. Sir Tony Brenton SIR TONY BRENTON KCMG worked…

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CamRuSS Russian History & Arts lecture series. Talk 6: “When Art Danced with Music: Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes.” by Dr Natalia Murray

Friday 27 November, 19:00 - 20:30
Zoom United Kingdom

Léon Bakst, La Sultane Bleue, 1910. A costume sketch for the ballet Schéhérazade. The Ballets Russes—the most innovative dance company of the 20th century—propelled the performing arts to new heights through ground-breaking collaborations between artists, composers, choreographers, dancers, and fashion designers, and were responsible for reawakening of interest in ballet in Europe and America, and bringing Russian culture to the attention of the rest of the Western world. In this lecture we will look at the origins and development of…

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