Jeux

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Jeux
Choreographed by Nijinsky
Composed by Claude Debussy
Date of premiere 15 May 1913
Place of premiere Théâtre des Champs Elysees
Paris
Original ballet company Diaghilev's Ballets Russes
Characters Boy
Two girls
Designs by Léon Bakst
Setting Park near the Bois de Bologne
Created for Nijinsky
Genre Realism
Type Modern

Jeux (French: Games) is a modern ballet. It was choreographed by Nijinksy to music by Claude Debussy. It starred Nijinsky, Tamara Karsavina, and Ludmilla Schollar. It was first performed in the Théâtre des Champs Elysees in Paris on May 15, 1913. Grace Robert writes that the ballet was received "very tepidly".

References[change | edit source]

  • Kirstein, Lincoln. 1984. Four Centuries of Ballet: Fifty Masterworks. Dover. pp. 202-03.
  • Robert, Grace. 1949. The Borzoi Book of Ballets. New York: Knopf. p. 259.