Fantastic mysteries and where to find them

How do you conduct research when the data has already been collected for you? I face this question often as I catalog the Ballets Russes data. Since Jane Pritchard, Sarah Woodcock, and Lynn Garafola have already collected all of the Ballets Russes performance data...

Windows Into the Life of Bronislava Nijinska

The person I have selected as the focus of my first research paper is dancer Bronislava Nijinska, who toured with the influential choreographer Sergei Diaghilev in his Ballets Russes dance troupe. My first step in research was to consult Oxford Music Online,[1] where...

Satie the Satirist

Erik Satie (1866-1925) was a French composer from Normandy; he studied at the Paris Conservatory (which he despised) and in 1887 left his music publisher and amateur composer father and his stepmother (whom he found unbearable) to live in Montmartre (link to map), the...