Speakers/Chautauqua Catalog

Name Tom Maguire
Email the.arts.exchange@gmail.com
Phone 505/670-6665
Address 3 Joya Court
Santa Fe, NM  87508
Biographical Info A member of the New Mexico Arts Commission, Maguire was recognized by the City of Santa Fe in 2004 for Excellence in the Arts. He previously worked as a culture, arts and tourism planner for the City of Santa Fe, was the Director of Development for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and Executive Director of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of Theater Grottesco and of the Santa Fe film Festival. A trained percussionist and instructor, Maguire has performed in Santa Fe, Mexico City, Xalapa, Mexico, Rome, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Denton, Texas, Aspen, Denver, Puerto Rico, and New York.
Program Title BARBARIANS AT THE GATE: Stravinsky, Diaghilev & the Ballets Russes
Program Description This presentation offers a detailed look at the time between the first season of impresario Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in 1909 and Diaghilev’s death in Venice two decades later. In stunning visuals accompanied by music clips, Mr. Maguire examines the artistic forces and personalities that forged a reinvigoration of the art of ballet and traces, not only the history of the company, but also the artistic explosion that Serge Diaghilev unleashed on Western Europe and the effect that the visual artists, composers, librettists, choreographers, dancers and designers associated with the Ballets Russes had on their own art forms and the cultural life of Europe. The presentation concentrates on the work of composers Stravinsky, Ravel, Satie, Debussy and Prokofiev; visual artists Benois, Picasso, Bakst and Braque and choreographers Fokine, Massine, Nijinsky, Nijinska and Balanchine. These artists and their influence on the artistic life of Europe, in general, and Paris, in particular, are chronicled; along with the roles played by the aristocrats, members of high society and the business class, donors and sponsors who made their work possible.
Series Conversations With the World; Art, Music and Dance
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