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May 18 - June 15, 2018

From May 18 to June 15, the Theater Gallery on Malaya Ordynka hosts the Parade-100 exhibition dedicated to the Parisian ballet of 1917, which was worked on by Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Erik Satie, Leonid Myasin.  The exhibition presents historical materials, reconstructions and modern interpretations on the theme of the performance.

The premiere of the ballet "Parade" took place in Paris on May 18, 1917 as part of Diaghilev's "Russian Seasons"  and became a revolutionary artistic  statement. Describing the performance, Guillaume Apollinaire called it "a kind of surrealism", for the first time using a term that later defined a whole trend in the art of the twentieth century.

The Theater Museum presents a large number of video materials related to the ballet: its reconstruction, carried out by the Europa Danse troupe,  an excerpt from the ballet “Before the Parade” by Angelin Preljocaj, the film “More than Love”, which tells about the relationship between Pablo Picasso and Olga Khokhlova ... You can also see historical photographs of the Foundation. I. Stravinsky, scores by Eric Satie, lithographs by the artists who worked on the Russian Seasons, from the collection of the AVC Charity Foundation.

Installation by famous Perm artists Olga Subbotina and Mikhail Pavlyukevich  offers  a personal look at the premiere in 1917, and reconstructions of historical costumes for the ballet, performed by students of the Moscow Art Theater School-Studio, help to reproduce a holistic image of the performance. Alexander Gusev and Alexei Goncharenko, in their photo collages and pictorial constructions, turn to the imagery of ballet, using  modern art technologies.

Vitaly Patsyukov, curator of the exhibition: “The project, telling about the history of the production of “Parade”, simultaneously introduces documentation, scores, historical photographs, variants of reconstructions of “Parade” into its context, culminating in deeply personal reflections on its participants.”

The project was prepared jointly with the National Center for Contemporary Art and is accompanied by  parallel program of events .


Vitaly Patsyukov is an art historian, curator and head of the experimental programs department at the National Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA). Engaged in theoretical and philosophical aspects of contemporary art.

Anastasia Kozachenko-Stravinsky is an art critic, historian, curator, founder of the Igor Stravinsky Foundation. Author of the course ARThistory

Elizaveta Miroshnikova – art critic, curator director of the music festival “Under the umbrella of Sati”, program director of the music festival “Mirror in the Mirror”, music and program editor of the project “IMAGINARIUM. Gallery of musical rarities”.

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