Piece Name L’Après-Midi d’un Faune
Piece Alternate Name Faun (*Popularized title)
Creation Date 1912
Creator Nijinsky, Vaslav
Associated Performing Art(s) Ballet
Characters in Piece Faun , Nymphs Faun
Plot Sitting on a rock by the water, a faun watches a group of nymphs bathing. He accosts one of them, who escapes, leaving behind her veil. The faun returns to vhis rock with the veil, and lays down on it (with sexual overtones).
Reference(s) International Encyclopedia of Dance
Notes Set to Claude Debussy's musical piece "Prelude a l’Après-Midi d’un Faune." First performed in 1912 by Diaghliev's Ballets Russes, with Vaslav Nijinsky in the Faun role. SFPALM piece creator: Nijinsky function: choreographer
Piece Published in International Encyclopedia of Dance

Associated Items

Associated Productions 1922May, Théatre National de L’Opéra, Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, Mariage de la Belle au Bois Dormant, Le ,
1912May, Théâtre du Châtelet, Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, Dieu Bleu, Le
Representations of characters from piece 1003883, 1003885