This is one of a collection of 27 glass negatives of the ballet Parade, taken by the photographer Lachmann (see the entire collection here). Parade was first staged by Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, in 1917. It had a libretto by Jean Cocteau, music by Erik Satie, and costumes and sets designed by Pablo Picasso. The choreographer, Léonide Massine, danced the role of the Chinese Conjuror.
… via the Victoria and Albert Museum
Film still from Thaïs (also known as Perfido Incanto), 1916. Directed by Anton Giulio Bragaglia and known to be the only surviving Futurist film. Based on the novel by Anatole France, and with set design by the Italian Futurist painter Enrico Prampolini.