Julie Kent in Michel Fokine’s Les Sylphides. Photo:Marty Sohl. 2004. American Ballet Theatre’s Opening Night Gala at City Center.
Saluted the Company’s heritage with a special tribute to legendary choreographer Michel Fokine. In tribute to one of ABT’s founding choreographers, the Company performed two works by Fokine, Le Spectre de la Rose (Revival Premiere) and the Nocturne from Les Sylphides.
Nijinsky’s animal magnetism and athletic virtuosity combined with potent effect when choreographer Michel Fokine cast him as the alluring Golden Slave in his exotic, sexually-charged, 1909 harem ballet, Schéhérazade.
Eugène Druet (French; 1868–1917) Vaslav Nijinsky in costume for the “Danse
siamoise,“ a solo in Mikhail Fokine’s ballet "Les Orientales” 1910
Gelatin silver print
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dance Division