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Contributors Bakst, Leon
Benois, Alexandre
Bilibin, Ivan
Fokine, Michel
Glazunov, Aleksandr
Glinka, Mikhail
Golts, Nikolai
Gorsky, Aleksandr
Korovin, Konstantin
Kshessinsky, Feliks
Marius Petipa
Mussorgsky, Modest
Rimsky Korsakov, Nikolai
Tchaikovsky, Petr Ilich
Dates 1909
Location Paris
Théâtre Du Châtelet
Subjects Article
Songs and Music
Le Festin (suite of dances)
Contributor Names
Glazunov, Aleksandr (composer)
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai (composer)
Glinka, Mikhail (composer)
Mussorgsky, Modest (composer)
Tchaikovsky, Petr Ilich (composer)
Korovin, Konstantin (set_designer)
Bakst, Leon (costume_designer)
Benois, Alexandre (costume_designer)
Bilibin, Ivan (costume_designer)
Korovin, Konstantin (costume_designer)
Marius Petipa, (choreographer)
Kshessinsky, Feliks (choreographer)
Fokine, Michel (choreographer)
Gorsky, Aleksandr (choreographer)
Golts, Nikolai (choreographer)
Created / Published
Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, 18 May 1909.
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-  songs and music
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Music by Aleksandr Glazunov, Mikhail Glinka, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Petr Ilich Tchaikovsky; sets by Konstantin Korovin; costumes by Leon Bakst, Alexandre Benois, Ivan Bilibin, Konstantin Korovin; pre-existing choreography by Marius Petipa, with arrangements and new choreography by Michel Fokine, Aleksandr Gorsky, Nikolai Golts, and Feliks Kshessinsky; premiere on 18 May 1909, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris. [This divertissement, a pastiche of dances from many ballets, was performed again—often with a different combination of dances—in 1910; 1912; 1914; 1918; and 1920. It was remounted in 1925. See Le Festin, 1925]

Bronislava Nijinska remembered the “Grand Pas Classique Hongrois,” from the ballet Raymonda, which concluded the premiere performance of Le Festin. “The triumphant furor at the end of the performance was so great, there are not adequate words to describe the enthusiasm of the audience.”