|Parade, costumes by Pablo Picasso|
(Donian Dance Company, Hamburg Germany)
The opening performance of the ballet was on May 18, 1917. Picasso had spent almost nine months working on it. As the curtain went up, the audience was greeted by the sounds of dynamos, express trains, typewriters, sirens, airplanes and a cacophony of rhythmic stomping. Some of the angular, Cubist costumes were ten feet tall and actually more part of the scenery than costumes.
|One of Picasso's Cubist |
costumes from the ballet Parade