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Call No.: MS Thr 422
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Goncharova, Natalia Sergeevna,
Title: Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova designs for Le Coq d'Or,
Quantity: 1 collection (3 drawers (.75 linear ft.)
Abstract: Designs for the 1937 revival production of the Diaghilev ballet, Le Coq d'Or.
Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova attended the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture (1901-1909), where she studied sculpture. Goncharova was one of the organizers of the first Jack of Diamonds exhibition (1910) and of the later Donkey Tail exhibition (1912), among others. In 1914 Goncharova visited Paris to make designs for Diaghilev's production of Le coq d'or, featuring choreography by Michel Fokine. After her move to Paris in 1919, she continued to work with him until his death in 1929.
Set and costume designs by Natalia Goncharova for Nicolas Rimsky-Korsakov's Le Coq d'Or. Originally produced by Diaghilev for its premiere at the Paris Opéra in 1914, Le Coq d'Or was the first ballet designed by Goncharova for the Ballets Russes. These designs were executed for the 1937 revival, staged by the Ballets Russes duCol. W. de Basil.