Collection Items

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    Le Soleil de Nuit (retitled Midnight Sun in 1918) (ballet) Article. Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; sets and costumes by Mikhail Larionov; choreography by Léonide Massine; premiere on 20 December 1915, Grand Théâtre, Geneva.
    • Contributor: Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai - Larionov, Mikhail - Massine, Léonide
    • Date: 1915-12-20
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    Las Menias (ballet) Article. NOTE: there are no documents in the collections pertaining to this.
    • Contributor: Fauré, Gabriel - Massine, Léonide - Socrate, Carlo - Sert, José-María
    • Date: 1916-08-25
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    Kikimora (ballet in 1 act) Article. Music by Anatoly Liadov; sets and costumes by Mikhail Larionov; choreography by Léonide Massine; premiere on 25 August 1916, Teatro Eugenia-Victoria, San Sebastián. [In 1917 Kikimora was subsumed into a new work called Contes Russes.]
    • Contributor: Liadov, Anatoly - Larionov, Mikhail - Massine, Léonide
    • Date: 1916-08-25
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    Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur (The Good-Humoured Ladies) (ballet in 1 act) Article. Music by Domenico Scarlatti, orchestrated by Vincenzo Tommasini; libretto after Carlo Goldoni; sets and costumes by Léon Bakst; choreography by Léonide Massine; premiere 12 April 1917, Teatro Costanzi, Rome.
    • Contributor: Scarlatti, Domenico - Tommasini, Vincenzo - Goldoni, Carlo - Bakst, Léon - Massine, Léonide
    • Date: 1917-04-12
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    Contes Russes (Children's Tales) (suite of dances) Article. Music by Anatoly Liadov; libretto by Léonide Massine; sets and curtain by Mikhail Larionov; costumes by Michel Larionov and Natalia Goncharova; choreography by Léonide Massine; premiere on 11 May 1917, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris. [This ballet was performed in four parts. “Kikimora,” which was first produced as a separate work in 1916; “Bova Korolevitch and the Swan Princess”; “Baba Yaga”; and “Kolinda-Maleda.” Two...
    • Contributor: Liadov, Anatoly - Massine, Léonide - Larionov, Mikhail - Goncharova, Natalia
    • Date: 1917-05-11
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    Parade (ballet in 1 act) Article. Music by Erik Satie; libretto by Jean Cocteau; sets, costumes, and curtain by Pablo Picasso; choreography by Léonide Massine; premiere on 18 May 1917, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris.
    • Contributor: Satie, Erik - Cocteau, Jean - Picasso, Pablo - Massine, Léonide
    • Date: 1917-05-18
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    La Boutique Fantasque (ballet in 1 act) Article. Music by Gioacchino Rossini, orchestrated by Ottorino Respighi; sets, costumes, and curtain by André Derain; choreography by Léonide Massine; premiere on 5 June 1919, Alhambra Theatre, London. One of the Ballets Russes’ most successful productions, La Boutique Fantasque was performed over 300 times between 1919 and 1929.
    • Contributor: Rossini, Gioacchino - Respighi, Ottorino - Derain, André - Massine, Léonide
    • Date: 1919-06-05
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    Le Tricorne (ballet in 1 act) Article. Music by Manuel de Falla; sets, costumes, and curtain; Pablo Picasso; choreography by Léonide Massine; premiere on 22 July 1919, Alhambra Theatre, London.
    • Contributor: Falla, Manuel De - Picasso, Pablo - Massine, Léonide
    • Date: 1919-07-22
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    Le Chant du Rossignol (ballet in 1 act) Article. Music by Igor Stravinsky; sets, costumes, and curtain by Henri Matisse; choreography by Léonide Massine; premiere on 2 February 1920, Théâtre National de l’Opéra, Paris. Adapted from Stravinsky’s opera Le Rossignol, which was produced by Diaghilev in 1914. See Le Rossignol, 1914. The one-act ballet was eventually restaged with new choreography by George Balanchine in 1925.
    • Contributor: Stravinsky, Igor - Matisse, Henri - Massine, Léonide
    • Date: 1920-02-02
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    Pulcinella (ballet in 1 act) Article. Music by Igor Stravinsky, after Giambattista Pergolesi and other composers; sets, costumes, and curtain by Pablo Picasso; choreography by Léonide Massine; premiere on 15 May 1920, Théâtre National de l’Opéra, Paris. Italy was one of Diaghilev’s favorite destinations for inspiration and the ballet Pulcinella was the second that resulted from his visits. Massine had also visited Italy and, after reading through Commedia dell’arte...
    • Contributor: Stravinsky, Igor - Picasso, Pablo - Massine, Léonide
    • Date: 1920-05-15
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    Le Astuzie Femminili (opéra-ballet in 2 acts) Article. Music by Domenico Cimaroso, orchestrated with added vocal recitatives by Ottorino Respighi; sets, costumes, and curtain by José-María Sert; choreography by Léonide Massine; premiere on 27 May 1920, Théâtre National de l’Opéra, Paris. The final act was extracted into a divertissement called Cimarosiana, with an added pas de quatre by Bronislava Nijinska, and presented on 8 January 1924.
    • Contributor: Cimaroso, Domenico - Respighi, Ottorino - Sert, José-María - Massine, Léonide
    • Date: 1920-05-27
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    Cimarosiana (divertissement) Article. NOTE: there are no documents in the collections pertaining to this.
    • Contributor: Cimaroso, Domenico - Respighi, Ottorino - Sert, José-María - Massine, Léonide - Nijinska, Bronislava
    • Date: 1924-01-08
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    Zéphire et Flore (ballet in 3 scenes) Article. Music by Vladimir Dukelsky [Vernon Duke]; libretto by Boris Kochno; sets and costumes by Georges Braque; choreography by Léonide Massine; premiere on 28 April 1925, Théâtre de Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo.
    • Contributor: Dukelsky, Vladimir [Vernon Duke] - Kochno, Boris - Braque, Georges - Massine, Léonide
    • Date: 1925-04-28
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    Les Matelots (ballet in 5 tableaux) Article. Music by Georges Auric; libretto by Boris Kochno; sets, costumes, and curtain by Pedro Pruna; choreography by Léonide Massine; premiere on 17 June 1925, Théâtre de la Gaîté-Lyrique, Paris.
    • Contributor: Auric, Georges - Kochno, Boris - Pruna, Pedro - Massine, Léonide
    • Date: 1925-06-17
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    Mercure (poses plastiques in 3 tableaux) Article. This work was originally produced at the “Soirees de Paris” of the Comte Etienne de Beaumont in 1924. (Content). NOTE: there are no documents in the collections pertaining to this.
    • Contributor: Satie, Erik - Massine, Léonide - Picasso, Pablo
    • Date: 1927-06-02
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    Le Pas d'Acier (ballet in 2 tableaux) Article. Music by Sergei Prokofiev; libretto by Sergei Prokofiev and Georgi Takulov; sets and costumes by Georgi Yakulov; choreography by Léonide Massine; premiere on 7 June 1927, Théâtre Sarah-Bernhardt, Paris.
    • Contributor: Prokofiev, Sergei - Yakulov, Georgi - Massine, Léonide
    • Date: 1927-06-07
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    Ode (ballet in 2 tableaux) Article. Music by Nikolai Nabokov; libretto by Boris Kochno; sets and costumes by Pavel Tchelitchev; projections by Pierre Charbonnier; choreography by Léonide Massine; premiere on 6 June 1928, Théâtre Sarah-Bernhardt, Paris
    • Contributor: Nabokov, Nikolai - Kochno, Boris - Tchelitchev, Pavel - Charbonnier, Pierre - Massine, Léonide
    • Date: 1928-06-06