Collection Items

  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Letter from Nijinska to Fokine, [1940?] Correspondence. manuscript | 2p., 5-5/8in. x 5-11/16in., Translation of letter: 1p., 8-1/2in. x 11in. | Manuscript (Form).
    • Contributor: Nijinska, Bronislava - Fokine, Michel

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    Letter to Nijinska from Fokine 1925 Correspondence. manuscript | 2p., 4.5in. x 7in., Translation of letter: 1p., 8.5in. x 11in. | Manuscript (Form).
    • Contributor: Nijinska, Bronislava - Fokine, Michel

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    Letter to Nijinska from Fokine, 1940 Correspondence. manuscript | 2p., 5.25in. x 7.25in., Translation of letter: 1p., 8.5in. x 11in. | Manuscript (Form).
    • Contributor: Nijinska, Bronislava - Fokine, Michel
  • Article
    Le Pavillon d'Armide (ballet in one act and three tableaux) Article. Music by Nikolai Tcherepnin; libretto by Alexandre Benois (based on Théophile Gautier's Omphale); sets and costumes by Alexandre Benois; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 19 May 1909, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris.
    • Contributor: Tcherepnin, Nikolai - Benois, Alexandre - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1909-05-19
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    " Polovtsian Dances" from act 2 of the opera Prince Igor Article. Music by Aleksandr Borodin, completed and partly orchestrated by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Aleksandr Glazunov; sets and costumes by Nikolai Roerich; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 19 May 1909, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris. [The “Polovtsian Dances” were so successful that the work was performed without singers in later seasons.]
    • Contributor: Borodin, Aleksandr - Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai - Glazunov, Aleksandr - Roerich, Nikolai - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1909-05-19
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    Le Festin (suite of dances) Article. 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...
    • Contributor: Glazunov, Aleksandr - Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai - Glinka, Mikhail - Mussorgsky, Modest - Tchaikovsky, Petr Ilich - Korovin, Konstantin - Bakst, Leon - Benois, Alexandre - Bilibin, Ivan - Marius Petipa - Kshessinsky, Feliks - Fokine, Michel - Gorsky, Aleksandr - Golts, Nikolai
    • Date: 1909-05-18
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    Les Sylphides (ballet; "Romantic reverie" in one act) Article. Music by Frédéric Chopin, orchestrated by Aleksandr Glazunov, Igor Stravinsky, and Sergei Taneyev; sets and costumes by Alexandre Benois; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 2 June 1909, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris. [A prior version of the work was produced in 1907 as Chopiniana.]
    • Contributor: Chopin, Frédéric - Glazunov, Aleksandr - Stravinsky, Igor - Taneyev, Sergei - Benois, Alexandre - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1909-06-02
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    Cléopâtre (ballet in one act) Article. Music by Anton Arensky, with additional music by Aleksandr Glazunov, Mikhail Glinka, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Sergei Taneyev, Nikolai Tcherepnin; sets and costumes by Léon Bakst; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 2 June 1909, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris. [Cléopâtre was based on Fokine’s 1908 Une Nuit d’Egypte, which featured three of the Ballets Russes most famous dancers: Anna Pavlova, Ida Rubinstein, and...
    • Contributor: Arensky, Anton - Glazunov, Aleksandr - Tcherepnin, Nikolai - Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai - Glinka, Mikhail - Mussorgsky, Modest - Taneyev, Sergei - Bakst, Léon - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1909-06-02
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    Le Carnaval (ballet in one act) Article. Music by Robert Schumann, orchestrated by Anton Arensky, Aleksandr Glazunov, Anatol Liadov, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai Tcherepnin; libretto by Léon Bakst and Michel Fokine; sets and costumes by Léon Bakst; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 20 May 1910, Theater des Westens, Berlin.
    • Contributor: Schumann, Robert - Arensky, Anton - Tcherepnin, Nikolai - Glazunov, Aleksandr - Liadov, Anatol - Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai - Bakst, Léon - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1910-05-20
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    Schéhérazade (choroegraphic drama in one act) Article. Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; libretto by Léon Bakst, Alexandre Benois and Michel Fokine; sets and costumes by Léon Bakst; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 4 June 1910, Théâtre National de l’Opéra, Paris. With its exotic and colorful décor and cast of harem wives and slaves, Schéhrazade was considered the epitome of Diaghilev’s Orientalism and one of the most popular ballets produced by...
    • Contributor: Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai - Bakst, Léon - Benois, Alexandre - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1910-06-04
  • Article
    Giselle (ballet in 2 acts) Article. Music by Adolphe Adam; libretto by Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Théophile Gautier; sets and costumes by Alexandre Benois; choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa, with revisions by Michel Fokine; premiere on 18 June 1910, Théâtre National de l’Opéra, Paris.
    • Contributor: Adam, Adolphe - Saint-Georges, Vernoy De - Gautier, Théophile - Benois, Alexandre - Coralli, Jean - Perrot, Jules - Petipa, Marius - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1910-06-18
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    The Firebird (ballet in one act and one tableux) Article. Music by Igor Stravinsky; libretto by Michel Fokine; sets by Aleksandr Golovin, with additional costumes by Léon Bakst; premiere on 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l’Opéra, Paris. [The work was restaged in 1926 with sets and costumes by Natalia Goncharova.]
    • Contributor: Stravinsky, Igor - Fokine, Michel - Golovin, Aleksandr - Bakst, Léon
    • Date: 1910-06-25
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    Les Orientales (choreographic divertissement) Article. Music by Anton Arensky, Aleksandr Borodin, Aleksandr Glazunov, Christian Sinding, and Edvard Grieg, with orchestration by Igor Stravinsky; sets by Konstantin Korovin; costumes by Konstantin Korovin and Léon Bakst; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l’Opéra, Paris.
    • Contributor: Arensky, Anton - Sinding, Christian - Borodin, Aleksandr - Glazunov, Aleksandr - Grieg, Edvard - Stravinsky, Igor - Korovin, Konstantin - Bakst, Léon - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1910-06-25
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    La Spectre de la Rose (choreographic tableux) Article. Music by Carl Maria von Weber, orchestrated by Hector Berlioz; libretto by Jean-Louis Vaudoyer, after a poem by Théophile Gautier; sets and costumes by Léon Bakst; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 19 April 1911, Théâtre de Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo. This ballet featured only two dancers and Fokine described the intimate stage setting as “a tiny room, the two walls of which meet...
    • Contributor: Weber, Carl Maria Von - Berlioz, Hector - Vaudoyer, Jean-Louis - Bakst, Léon - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1911-04-19
  • Article
    Narcisse (ballet in 1 act) Music by Nikolai Tcherepnin; libretto by Léon Bakst; sets and costumes by Léon Bakst; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 26 April 1911, Théâtre de Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo.
    • Contributor: Tcherepnin, Nikolai - Bakst, Léon - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1911-04-26
  • Article
    " Au Royaume sous-Marin," scene 6 from the opera Sadko Article. Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; sets by Boris Anisfeld; costumes by Boris Anisfeld and Léon Bakst; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 6 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris. [Adolph Bolm re-choreographed the work for the 1916 American tour with sets and costumes by Natalia Goncharova.]
    • Contributor: Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai - Anisfeld, Boris - Bakst, Léon - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1911-06-06
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    Petrouchka (ballet in four tableux) Article. Music by Igor Stravinsky; libretto by Igor Stravinsky and Alexandre Benois; sets and costumes by Alexandre Benois; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 13 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris.
    • Contributor: Stravinsky, Igor - Benois, Alexandre - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1911-06-13
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    Swan Lake (ballet in 2 acts and 3 tabluex) Article. Music by Petr Ilich Tchaikovsky; libretto by Vladimir Begichev and Vasily Geltser adapted by Marius Petipa; Sets by Konstantin Korovin and Aleksandr Golovin; costumes by Aleksandr Golovin; choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, revised by Michel Fokine; premiere 30 November 1911, Royal Opera House, London. [This production was condensed into two acts from a version that was performed at the Maryinsky Theater...
    • Contributor: Tchaikovsky, Petr Ilich - Begichev, Vladimir - Geltser, Vasily - Petipa, Marius - Korovin, Konstantin - Golovin, Aleksandr - Ivanov, Lev - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1911-11-30
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    Le Dieu Bleu (ballet in 1 act) Article. Music by Reynaldo Hahn; libretto by Jean Cocteau and Fréderic de Madrazo; sets and costumes by Léon Bakst; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 13 May 1912, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris.
    • Contributor: Hahn, Reynaldo - Cocteau, Jean - Madrazo, Fréderic De - Bakst, Léon - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1912-05-13
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    Thamar (ballet in 1 act) Article. Music by Mily Balakirev; libretto by Léon Bakst, based on a poem by Mikhail Lermontov; sets and costumes by Léon Bakst; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 20 May 1912, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris.
    • Contributor: Balakirev, Mily - Bakst, Léon - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1912-05-20
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    Daphnis et Chloë (ballet in 1 act and 3 scenes) Article. Music by Maurice Ravel; libretto by Michel Fokine, after Longus, Les Amours Pastorales de Daphnis et de Chloé; sets and costumes by Léon Bakst; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 8 June 1912, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris.
    • Contributor: Ravel, Maurice - Fokine, Michel - Bakst, Léon
    • Date: 1912-06-08
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    Papillons (ballet in 1 act) Article. Music by Robert Schumann, orchestrated by Nikolai Tcherepnin; libretto by Michel Fokine; sets by Mstislav Dobujinsky; costumes by Léon Bakst; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 16 April 1914, Théâtre de Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo. [This work was first performed at the Maryinsky Theater in 1912.]
    • Contributor: Schumann, Robert - Tcherepnin, Nikolai - Fokine, Michel - Dobujinsky, Mstislav - Bakst, Léon
    • Date: 1914-04-16
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    Die Josephslegende (also called La Légende de Joseph and Legend of Joseph) (ballet in1 act) Article. Music by Richard Strauss; libretto by Count Harry Kessler and Hugo von Hofmannsthal; sets by José-María Sert; costumes by Léon Bakst; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 14 May 1914, Théâtre National de l’Opéra, Paris.
    • Contributor: Strauss, Richard - Kessler, Count Harry - Hofmannsthal, Hugo Von - Sert, José-María - Bakst, Léon - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1914-05-14
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    L' Coq d'Or (opera) Article. Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; libretto by Vladimir Belsky and Alexandre Benois, after Aleksandr Pushkin; sets and costumes by Natalia Goncharova; stage direction and choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 24 May 1914, Théâtre National de l’Opéra, Paris. [The opera was first produced in 1909 in Moscow.]
    • Contributor: Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai - Belsky, Vladimir - Benois, Alexandre - Goncharova, Natalia - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1914-05-24
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    Midas (ballet in 1 act) Article. Music by Maximilian Steinberg; libretto by Léon Bakst, after Ovid; sets and costumes by Mstislav Dobujinsky; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 2 June 1914, Théâtre National de l’Opéra, Paris.
    • Contributor: Steinberg, Maximilian - Bakst, Léon - Dobujinsky, Mstislav - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1914-06-02
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    May Night (opera) Article. Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; libretto by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, after Nikolai Gogol; choreography by Michel Fokine; premiere on 26 June 1914, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London.
    • Contributor: Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1914-06-26
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    Le Festin (suite of dances) Article. Music by Aleksandr Glazunov, Anton Arensky, Modest Mussorgsky, Erik Satie, Léo Delibes, and Nikolas Tcherepnin; choreography by George Balanchine, Michel Fokine, and others; premiere 18 February 1925, Nouvelle Salle de Musique, Monte Carlo. [This divertissement, a pastiche of dances from many ballets, premiered in 1909. It was performed during the seasons of 1910; 1912; 1914; 1918; and 1920—often with different combinations of dances....
    • Contributor: Glazunov, Aleksandr - Delibes, Léo - Arensky, Anton - Mussorgsky, Modest - Satie, Erik - Tcherepnin, Nikolas - Balanchine, George - Fokine, Michel
    • Date: 1925-02-18