Enrico Sorisio

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This is one of a collection of 27 glass negatives of the ballet Parade, taken by the photographer Lachmann. Parade was first staged by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, in 1917. It had a libretto by Jean Cocteau, music by Erik Satie, and costumes and sets designed by Pablo Picasso. The choreographer, Léonide Massine, danced the role of the Chinese Conjuror.

Glass negative by Lachmann showing Léonide Massine as the Chinese Conjuror in his ballet Parade, Diaghilev Ballets Russes, Museum Number

This is one of a collection of 27 glass negatives of the ballet Parade, taken by the photographer Lachmann. Parade was first staged by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, in 1917. It had a libretto by Jean Cocteau, music by Erik Satie, and costumes and sets designed by Pablo Picasso. The choreographer, Léonide Massine, danced the role of the Chinese Conjuror.

Glass negative by Lachmann showing Nicholas Zverev as an acrobat in Léonide Massine's ballet Parade, Diaghilev Ballets Russes, Museum Number

costume design for a Chinese Conjurer in Parade by Pablo Picasso, 1917

Front cover: Costume de Chinois du Ballet Parade with costume design for a Chinese Conjurer by Pablo Picasso 1917 from Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes photo© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2010

From "Parade", the French Ballet that united the minds of Erik Satie, Jean Cocteau, and Pablo Picasso

"Next door to the studio was a gigantic costume closet. I would spend hours in there playing dress up. I loved the horse head. It was larger than life and simply magical.