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Books L' Après-Midi d'un Faune (choreographic poem)

Music by Claude Debussy; libretto based on a poem by Stéphane Mallarmé; sets and costumes by Léon Bakst; choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky; premiere on 29 May 1912, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris. Nijinsky’s stark and erotic choreography was criticized by the Parisian press as obscene. Dancer and actress Ida Rubinstein agreed to perform the role of the Nymph but, after only one rehearsal, she was indignant about the choreography and refused to participate in the ballet. Later, Rubinstein related her reasons. “Nijinsky wanted the impossible. If I had submitted to his direction I would have dislocated every joint in my body and would have been transformed into a maimed marionette!”

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Title
L' Après-Midi d'un Faune (choreographic poem)
Contributor Names
Debussy, Claude (composer)
Bakst, Léon -- 1866-1924 (set_designer)
Bakst, Léon -- 1866-1924 (costume_designer)
Nijinsky, Vaslav (choreographer)
Created / Published
Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, 29 May 1912.
Subject Headings
-  Nijinski, Vaslav, 1890-1950
-  Articles
-  Songs and Music
Genre
article
Online Format
online text
Additional Metadata Formats
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Chicago citation style:

Debussy, Claude, Léon Bakst, Léon Bakst, and Vaslav Nijinsky. L' Après-Midi d'un Faune choreographic poem. Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, 29 May, 1912. Online Text. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200185207/. (Accessed September 27, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Debussy, C., Bakst, L., Bakst, L. & Nijinsky, V. (1912) L' Après-Midi d'un Faune choreographic poem. Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, 29 May. [Online Text] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200185207/.

MLA citation style:

Debussy, Claude, et al. L' Après-Midi d'un Faune choreographic poem. Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, 29 May, 1912. Online Text. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200185207/>.