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  • American Masters

Parade and The Joffrey Ballet (excerpt) | American Masters | PBS

Duration: 04:08
Program: American Masters
Broadcast Date: Dec. 27, 2012

Created for the Ballet Russes in 1917 from a scenario by Jean Cocteau and music by Erik Satie, 'Parade' was subtitled "a ballet realiste" for it showed the grayness and dullness of big city life and commerce against the color, excitement and playfulness of the circus. The elaborate sets and costumes were designed by Pablo Picasso. By 1973, Joffrey was ready to revive this piece which had only been seen 9 times and never in America. 'American Masters Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance' premieres Friday, December 28, 2012 at 9 pm (ET) on PBS (check local listings): www.pbs.org

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Post Date: December 27, 2012