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Tag Archives: Jean Cocteau

SIX ON THE ROOF

THEY WERE known as “Les Six,” a sextet of French composers who enlivened Paris in the 1920s with their antics and their avant garde music. Georges Auric, Louis Durey, Arthur … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

VERA NEMTCHINOVA, DANSEUSE—AND TEACHER

I RECENTLY came upon a marvelous characterization of “teacher.” My discovery evolved while I was learning about Madame Vera Nemtchinova. She was a prima ballerina and a part of the … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

PICASSO’S THEATER

WONDERFUL ART comes about when famous artists are cajoled into theater costume and set design. I’ve offered examples of this, with Pablo Picasso’s contribution to Le Tricorne, Fernand Leger’s work … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · Leave a comment