Arts: Bakst Coming

Leon Bakst, Slav decorateur who sprang into fame ten years ago with his scenes and costumes for Scheherazade and the Russian Ballet, will come to America in January to lecture (in English) on new ideas of form and color. Bakst's most recent triumphs include the Nuits Ensorcelées (Enchanted Nights) for the Paris Opera. He devised the plot, painted the scenery and selected the Chopin incidental music. Then Jacques Rouche, the director of the Opera, asked him to prepare a new ballet for next Spring, Folle Jeunesse (Mad Youth).


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