Slideshow: Ballets Russes at the Wang

Diaghilev's Ballets Russes Centennial Celebration
By ERIC ANTONIOU  |  May 15, 2009


Roman Rykine and Lorna Feijóo in Afternoon of a Faun.
Boston Ballet performs "Diaghilev's Ballets Russes Centennial Celebration" at the Wang Theater
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Photos by Eric Antoniou

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