Les Ballets Russes and Le Grand Jeté

Posted: April 1, 2018 in Uncategorized

Offhanded admiration from Antonin Artaud:

Go on behaving like snobs, flocking to hear some singer or other, some admirable performance which does not go beyond the realm of art (and even the Ballets Russes, at the height of their glory, never went beyond the realm of art).

There is no film footage of  Vaslav Nijinsky available, so far as I know. So, you’ll just have to settle for this video of Ekaterina Kondaurova, of the Mariinsky Ballet. Bummer. Not.

Anyone, interested in how theater design, in particular that of the Russian Ballet, and Surrealism destroyed Pablo PIcasso? If so, this is the book for you.

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