Here’s a holiday stocking stuffer that would be more apropos stuffed in a toe-shoe, if only it would fit. It’s Assouline’s beautiful new book on the Ballet Russes, by André Tubeuf.
Writes the Wall Street Journal:
As revolutionary as [its] dances were, they survive only in memories, props and pictures. Bursting with color and energy, the almost-beyond-lavish pages of ‘Ballets Russes’ (Assouline, 236 pages, $750) make a feast of these leftovers, re-creating mighty collaborations among artists such as Picasso, Braque, Matisse and Miró and choreographers like Nijinsky, Léonid Massine and Michel Fokine.
To read the full review, visit here.