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Léon BAKST

Grodno, Belarus (Russia) 1866 – France 1924

designer

  • France from 1912

LES BALLETS RUSSES DE SERGE DIAGHILEV

commenced 1909 – 1929

producer (organisation)

Marie MUELLE

France

costumier

Costume for a brigand c.1912
Collection Title: the Ballets Russes' production of Daphnis et Chloé [Daphnis and Chloë]
Place made: Paris, Île-de-France, Ville de Paris department, France
Creation Notes: First performed 8 June 1912, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris
Materials & Technique: costume and dress, costumes, tunic, breeches and belt: wool, cotton, metal fasteners

Dimensions: tunic centre back length 96.5 h cm waist to crotch 42.2 h cm belt length 93.0 h cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.270.121.A-C
Subject: Theatre arts, International Ballet

Bakst designed this costume for Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes production of Daphnis et Chloé. The pure, flat colour and unconstricting geometric design of this tunic was further articulated through the boisterous choreography devised for the brigand characters in this performance.


Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra