Database of Ballets Russes and Jazz Performances

Click here to access our database of performances relating to three case studies: the Ballets Russes, Parisian jazz, and Maurice Ravel’s Boléro.

The database includes every Ballets Russes performance between 1909 and 1929

It also includes many of the fully documented (date, location, repertory) jazz performances in Paris between 1917 and 1929.

Finally, you can use the database to track the spread of Boléro from its premiere in Paris in 1928 throughout Europe (largely thanks to the New York Philharmonic) and on to Melbourne, Australia.

Coming soon: Tutorials on using the database and generating maps from it.