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Unformatted text preview: taught Marc Chagall . Bakst's greatest achievements are related to theatre. He debuted with the stage design for the Hermitage and Aleksandrinskii theatres in St. Petersburg in 1902-3. Afterwards, he received several commissions from the Marinskii theatre (1903-4). In 1909 he began his collaboration with Diaghilev, which resulted in founding of the Ballets Russes, where he became the artistic director. His stage designs quickly brought him international fame. Most notable are his costume designs for Diaghilev's Sheherazade (1910) and L'Apres-midi d'un Faune . He settled in Paris in 1912, after being exiled because of his Jewish origins...
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- Fall '10
- Ballets Russes, Sergei Diaghilev, Leon Bakst