Bronislava Nijinska

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Anton Dolin in Les Train Bleu. Photographer unknown, ca. 1924. Stravinsky-Diaghilev Foundation Collection. b MS Thr 495 (187). Gift of Parmenia Migel Ekstrom, 1990.

Le Train Bleu

This tongue-in-cheek “opérette dansée,” conceived by Jean Cocteau, was named for the fashionable train that took Parisians to their holidays on the Côte d’Azur. The fashionable costumes—including sporting gear—were designed by Gabriel (Coco) Chanel. Bronislava Nijinska’s choreography was based largely on the gestures of game and sport. Anton Dolin took the role of the athletic Beau Gosse.