Paris. Mai-Juin 1926. Wrappers. 20 pages. Printed single leaf cast list for 29 Mai 1926 loosely inserted. With reproductions of illustrations and photographs by Picasso (including the cover), Max Ernst, Man Ray, Miro, Pere Pruna, V. Dimitrieff, Stephen Shore, etc. 315 x 245mm (12½ x 9¾"). 0.15kg. . French. Very good; some slight handling wear and light rubbing to edges and spine, some very light uneven toning to cover, some rusting to staples; browning to cast list.
A rare programme for the May-June 1926 season of the Ballets Russes at the Theatre Sarah Bernhardt, Paris. There were several new ballets created at this time including Romeo and Juliet (music by Constant Lambert, curtain by Max Ernst, and set and costumes by Miro), La Pastorale (music by Georges Auric, choreography by George Balanchine, set and costumes by Pere Pruna) and Jack in the Box (music by Erik Satie, choreography by George Balanchine, set and costumes by Andre Derain). Drawings and photographs represent the Ballets Russes dancers - Lubov Tchernicheva, Leon Woizikovsky, Lydia Sokolova, Stanislav Idzikovsky, Serge Lifar, Alexandra Danilova. Advertisements for the luxury fashion brands supplement the pages - Jean Patou, Lanvin, Worth, Maison Agnes, Callot Soeurs.