In dressing this ballet, Alaia stepped into the rather massive footprint of Ballets Russes designer Léon Bakst whose ornate Orientalia, in scenery and costume design, defined Diaghilev’s seminal 1910 production of the Rimsky-Korsakov ballet.
We’re loving Alaia’s togs as well as Bakst‘s.
Audiences in Bruge can view the ballet, paired with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s ‘Requiem,” set to music of the same title by Gabriel Faure. We very much enjoyed Cherkauoui’s “Babel(Words)” in New York last autumn.
Resource: Vogue Magazine
Photo credit: Filip Van Roe, courtesy of Royal Ballet of Flanders.
Requiem/Shahrazad | Concertgebouow Brugge, Belgium | April 29