Michel-Fokine

Costume design for Armide, Le Pavillon d'Armide (1907). Alexandre Benois. Silver paint, brush, ink, lead pencil, white paint, watercolour on paper. Tretyakov Gallery.

Le Pavillon d'Armide is a ballet in one act and three scenes choreographed by Michel Fokine with music by Nikolai Tcherepnin on a libretto by Alexandre Benois. The work was first presented on 25 November 1907 at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, with Anna Pavlova in the role of Armida.

Anna Pavlova and Vaslav Nijinsky as Armida and her slave in Le Pavillon d’Armide, 1907.

Le Pavillon d'Armide is a ballet in one act and three scenes choreographed by Michel Fokine. It was first presented on 25 November 1907 at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, with staging and costumes by Alexandre Benois. Principal dancers Pavlova in the role of Armida, Nijinsky as her slave, and Pavel Gerdt as the Vicomte René de Beaugency.

Costume Design for an Almée in Schéhérazade (1910). Leon Bakst. Serge De Diaghileff’s Ballet Russe. A Tour of America, October 1916 to February 1917. Metropolitan Musical Bureau, New York.

Schéhérazade, with music by Rimsky-Korsakov, choreography by Michel Fokine, decor and costume designs by Bakst, with Vaslav Nijinsky as the Favorite Slave and Ida Rubinstein as Zobeida, was first performed by Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes at the Theatre Nationale de l'Opera, Paris on June 4, 1910.

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.