Surrealism; the birth of the word adopted by a movement.
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In 1917 Guillaume Apollinare first coined the word Surrealism in the program notes for the ballet Parade
It was an extraordinary gathering of enormous talents with the set
, curtain and costumes
by Pablo Picasso (these pictures seldom seen and never published)
The scenario was by Jean Cocteau; and the score
by Erik Satie.
It was first performed on 18 May by Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes
The audience booed and hissed
, and some in the crowd even started throwing oranges at the orchestra.
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