Jeux

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Jeux
Choreographed byNijinsky
Composed byClaude Debussy
Date of premiere15 May 1913
Place of premiereThéâtre des Champs Elysees
Paris
Original ballet companyDiaghilev's Ballets Russes
CharactersBoy
Two girls
Designs byLéon Bakst
SettingPark near the Bois de Bologne
Created forNijinsky
GenreRealism
TypeModern

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 | change 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.