During Nutcracker season in California, we were lucky to catch Chagall: Fantasies for the StageÂ at the LACMA. This exhibition highlighted the principal role that music and dance played in Marc Chagallâ€™s artistic practice, focusing on four productions he designed: the balletsÂ Aleko, set to music by Tchaikovsky (1942),Â The FirebirdÂ by Stravinsky (1945),Â Daphnis and ChloÃ©Â by Ravel (1958), and Mozartâ€™s operaÂ The Magic FluteÂ (1967).
A collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the exhibition ran at the LACMA from July 2017 to early January 2018 andÂ featured the artistâ€™s vibrant costumes and set designs, alongside a selection of iconic paintings depicting musicians and lyrical scenes, numerous works on paper, and documentary footage of original performances, including rare footage ofÂ Massine’sÂ Aleko:All photos: Â© The Ballet Bag
Browse our previous art exhibition photo galleries:
- Diaghilev and the Golden Age of Ballets RussesÂ at the V&A (2010)
- Degas and the Ballet: Picturing MovementÂ at the Royal Academy of Arts (2011)