Theatre de la Chauve-Souris: The Bat Theatre, Moscow [Presented at the] London Pavilion, Under the Direction of Charles B. Cochran. [ September - October 1921]
. The documents published in this album are extracted from Comoedia illustre. The Parisian review of art and theatre. Paris, 32, rue Louis-le-Grand. Published/Created: [London? 1920?]  p. illus. (part col.) 33 cm. Sketches and photos of sets and costumes by Serge Soudeikine and Nikolai Remizov for Nikita Balieff's Bat Theatre. Covers and ills. of costumes and sets in style of Russian folk toys. In beige coloured . pictorial wraps. OCLC: 27828853 Related names:Bali?ev, N. F. (Nikita Fedorovich), 1877-1936 ; Cochran, C. B. (Charles Blake), 1872-1951 ; Remizov, Nikolai? Vladimirovich, 1887-1975 , Russian visual artist . Many works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'Russian Tavern' sold at MacDougall's 'Russian Art' in 2012. During the years 1908-1917. He studied at the Imperial St. Petersburg Academy of Arts. From 1908 to 1918 he was the leading caricaturist of the magazines "Satyricon" and "New Satyricon", the author of satirical drawings on political and everyday topics, cartoons on the figures of Russian culture and art. Since 1918, in exile, since 1920, he lived in Paris, working in the studio of art advertising "Lubok", collaborated with the theater NF. Balieva "Bat", since 1922 in the United States, since 1939, the production designer in Hollywood. Afterwards to Paris. He died in Palm Springs, California, USA. Sergey Yurievich Sudeikin, also known as Serge Soudeikine (19 March 1882 in Smolensk - 12 August 1946 in Nyack, New York), was a Russian artist and set-designer associated with the Ballets Russes and the Metropolitan Opera. In 1906, Armenian actor Nikita Balieff moved to Moscow, and took a job at the Moscow Art Theatre under Constantin Stanislavski. After years of only non-speaking roles, and with a desire to perform comedy rather than drama, Balieff, along with theatre devotee Nikolai Tarasov, co-created his own theatre group in a basement near the Moscow Art Theatre. He named the cabaret and troupe The Bat, after a well-known cabaret in Vienna called Fledermaus. The Bat enjoyed much success and popularity in Moscow, until the Russian Revolution in 1917. Balieff then went into exile in western Europe, and began presenting vaudeville shows there with other Russian émigrés. La Chauve-Souris opened in Paris in December 1920. The spectacle was noticed by the British theatrical producer Charles B. Cochran, who brought Balieff and his troupe and show to London.
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