A rare vintage Nijinsky benefit poster in good cet offert par les Grandes Vedettes reconnaissantes
Mmes Darsonval, Carmita Garcia, Lorcia, Vera Nemtchinova, Solange Schwarz, Tatiana Stepanova Teresina
et de MM. Anton Dolin, Vincente Escudero, Goubé, Serge Lifar, Anatole Oboukhoff, Serge Peretti, Ram Gopal, Constantin Tcherkas
et Le corps de ballet du Théatre National de l'Opera. Présentation des Artists par M. André de Fouquières.
The orchestra under the direction of J.- E.Szyfer. Piano Graveau. ondition, in red and sepia inks, incorporating a photolithograph of Nijinsky (top right). The names many legendary dancers and ballerinas who preformed are listed on the poster. Small tear and crease repaired, (to right of Y in Nijinsky, not affecting text)
Handsomely framed. Floated on background board, gilt filet, matted, glazed gilt-wood and gesso frame.
Vaslav Nijinsky (March 12, 1889 - April 8, 1950)
Nijinsky was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer of Polish descent. Nijinsky was one of the most gifted male dancers in history. His ability to perform seemingly gravity-defying leaps was legendary. Nijinsky was born in Kiev, Ukraine, son of Polish dancers Tomasz Niżyński and Eleonora Bereda. In 1900, he joined the Imperial Ballet School, where he studied under Enrico Cecchetti, and Nicholas Legat. At only 18 years old he was given a string of leads.
Nijinsky met Sergei Diaghilev, a celebrated and highly innovative producer of ballet and opera as well as art exhibitions, who concentrated on promoting Russian visual and musical art particularly in Paris. In 1909, Diaghilev took his dance company, the Ballets Russes, to Paris, with Nijinsky and Anna Pavola as the leads. The show was a huge success.
The company was initially in resident at the Théâtre Mogador and Théâtre du Châtelet, in Paris where they returned in 1910 & 1911.
10 1/2 x 8 1/4" 26.7 x 21 cm.) Frame: 16 1/2 x 14"
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