pavillon-d'armide

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 Michael Mordkin performing the Russian Dance (1909). Foulsham & Banfield. Published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd. National Portrait Gallery.

Mordkin joined Diaghilev for the 1909 Paris season as a leading dancer, ranking above Nijinsky. On the opening night of Ballets Russes in Paris, Mordkin danced the leading role in Michael Fokine’s Le Pavillon d'Armide. After the first season, he remained in Paris to dance with Anna Pavlova going on to form his own company, All Star Imperial Russian Ballet.

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.

Le Theatre - Le Pavillon d’ Armide - Vaslav Nijinsky & Anna Pavlova. An advertisement by Le Theatre of the 1st Season of the Ballet Russes in Paris, 1909. 

Le Pavillon d'Armide is a ballet in one act and three scenes choreographed by Michel Fokine to music by Nikolai Tcherepnin on a libretto by Alexandre Benois. It was inspired by the novella Omphale by Théophile Gautier.

Russian ballet (Pavlova and Nijinsky in “Pavillon d'Armide”), 1907. Serge Sudeikin (Russian, 1882-1946). Oil on panel.

Le Pavillon d'Armide was first presented on 25 November 1907 at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, with staging and costumes by Alexandre Benois. Principal dancers were Anna Pavlova in the role of Armida, Vaslav Nijinsky as her slave, and Pavel Gerdt as the Vicomte René de Beaugency.