Ida Rubinstein as Zobeide in Scheherazade, 1910. Written by Alexandre Benois. Music by Rimsky-Korsakov. Choreography by Mikhail Fokine. Costumes and set design by Léon Bakst. Produced by Serge Diaghilev.
Ida Rubinstein was a Russian ballerina, actress, patron and Belle Époque figure. She was orphaned at an early age and had, by the standard of Russian ballet, little formal training. Tutored by Mikhail Fokine, she made her debut in 1908 with a performance of Oscar Wilde's Salomé.
Ida Rubinstein (1917). Romaine Brooks (American, 1874-1970). Oil on canvas. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Beautiful and free, Ida Rubinstein (Russian, 1885-1960) not only fueled the Ballets Russes with her sensuality, she also inspired many artists and more particularly the painter Romaine Brooks with whom she had a passionate love affair and to whom she was a striking nude model (as Venus) as well as for this portrait.
books0977: Schéhérazade. Ida Rubinstein and Vaslav Nijinsky (1913). George Barbier (French, 1882-1932). Schéhérazade is a ballet in one act with choreography by Fokine, libretto by Benois, music by Rimsky-Korsakov and design by Bakst. Premiered 4 June 1910 by Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes at Paris Opera.
IDA RUBINSTEIN – Bailarina, coreógrafa, mecenas y promotora del ESTILO ORIENTAL en la MODA