La Danse, by George Barbier, 1914

La Danse, by George Barbier, 1914

Costume for Tamara Karsavina in Salomé

Sudeykin costume for Salomé, 1913


Saturday, November 16, 2013
The Algonquin Club of Boston

Guest of Honor: Suzanne Massie
Ball Committee: Catherine Mannick, Peter Rand,
Kent dur Russell & Aisling Gaughan, Mona Sadler

Join us for an unforgettable evening of performances, dining, dancing, and more, to mark a century since the premiere of the Ballets Russes ballet, La Tragédie de Salomé. You will enjoy a feast for all the senses and help support the BRCP's mission of cultural exchange and understanding between the US and post-Soviet countries. Download the invitation

Dress code: Creative Black Tie or Costume
For ideas and inspiration, visit our Pinterest page


6:00 pm Wine & Cocktail Reception, jazz by the Red Hook Ramblers
7:00 pm Gala Dinner with wine
8:00 - 11:00 Dancing to the Ramblers, dessert, cash bar.
9:00 - 9:20 Premiere by Rebecca Rice Dance, Romances by John S. King

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Salomé Circle (Dancing Tickets) : $100 ($30 tax deductible)
Admission from 8 pm. Includes dancing, performances, dessert. Cash bar.

Karsavina Circle (Dining Tickets): $350 ($175 tax deductible)
Admission from 6 pm. Includes reception, dinner and all benefits of the Salomé Circle.

Diaghilev Circle (Table of 10): $5000 ($3000 tax deductible)
Admission from 6 pm for party of 10. Includes reception, premium table at dinner, and two after-dinner drink tickets for each person. Plus, front-row seating for performances, and special program recognition.

To pay by check, please download the reply card HERE and send it to the address provided, together with your payment.
To pay online (fees apply),       Eventbrite - THE SALOMÉ BALL, 11.16.13

Dinner seating for individual tickets is at tables of eight.
The Algonquin Club is at 217 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 02116
Limited valet parking $20 or park at the 149 Newbury Garage

Please make sure to indicate your guest(s) name(s), the entree selection (Salmon/Duck/Vegetarian) for each ticket, and any seating preferences you may have within your party or with other attendees. Entrée choices:

Grilled Nova Scotia Salmon with Vegetable Pearls & Shitake Mushroom
Five Spice Roasted Long Island Breast of Duck with Port Wine Sauce
Grilled Vegetable Plate, Oven Roasted New Potato & Asparagus Bundle

Prepare to be beguiled!

Some History:

The Ballets Russes' production of La Tragédie de Salomé premiered in Paris in 1913. The music of the ballet, originally composed by Florent Schmitt in 1907 for a production in Paris featuring the American dancer Loie Fuller, and revised in 1910, had earned the admiration of Igor Stravinsky. Sergey Sudeykin designed the sets and costumes, the first time that Diaghilev turned to a Russian artist outside of the Mir Iskusstva circle that included Bakst, Benois, Golovin and Roerich. The choreography was by the young choreographer Boris Romanov, his only work for Diaghilev. Tamara Karsavina interpreted the lead role. Georges Barbier depicted her in the role for his print portfolio devoted to the dancer and published in 1914. That work serves as the basis for the 'save the date' image above.

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