Le Carnaval

2013, oil on canvas, 153 x 102 cm

Le Carnaval costume
Les Ballet Contemporains
Designs based on Leon Bakst
Choreography based on Fokine

Based on the style of revolutionary theatre designer Leon Bakst, this ruffled blue and white cotton dress was worn by the character of Chiarina in the Les Ballet Contemporains performance of Le Carnaval in 1945. Baskt was best known for his colourful avant-garde designs for the Ballet Russes. Donated by Josie Pascoe (nee Stoffers), Performing Arts Collection, Adelaide Festival Centre.

Yvonne East: Art + Object is an exhibition of artwork that East originally created after being inspired by the fabrics, textures and stories of objects held by the Performing Arts Collection at Adelaide Festival Centre. In 2020 for the very first time the original “muse” objects are on display side by side with East’s artworks.