Theatre of the Absurd
Absurdity in all it's glory
This is one of a collection of 27 glass negatives of the ballet Parade, taken by the photographer Lachmann. Parade was first staged by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, in 1917. It had a libretto by Jean Cocteau, music by Erik Satie, and costumes and sets designed by Pablo Picasso. The choreographer, Léonide Massine, danced the role of the Chinese Conjuror.
“La Réminiscence d'un fantôme” is a play of the conversations between two women and a man that slowly expose the unknown past of a deceased woman writer as well as her relationships with the three persons. In this play, the puppet presents as the spirit, traveling among the three actors. The performance leads us to explore how a writer regards writing as a ritual, and how this writer reaches self-realization by wandering in the liminal space between life and death.: