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Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929 When Art Danced with Music. Jacques‑Émile Blanche, French, 1861–1942, Vaslav Nijinsky in Siamese Dance, c. 1910, oil on canvas, Collection of Ann and Gordon Getty, San Francisco

This photograph of Vaslav Nijinsky is one a series taken by Druet–a self-described "amateur photographer" best known today for his dazzling images of Rodin's sculpture–at the request of the painter Jacques-Emile Blanche, in the latter's garden in Passy. The dancer is seen in midair executing one of the jumps for which he was famous and wearing the costume designed by Léon Bakst for "Danse siamoise," a solo in Les Orientales, choreographed by Michel Fokine.