Visitors will be able to see more than 300 photographs from the archive of one of the largest ballet photographers of the 20th century, made between 1939 and 1983, as well as the covers of magazines, theater programs and books, designed by Serge Lido.
Over the 45 years of his photographic career, Serge Lido has created a unique photo chronicle of social and artistic life. He attended premieres of cult performances and concerts around the world, made photo reports from rehearsals, had the privilege of filming in workshops and make-up latrines, watching his heroes in moments of relaxation and highest concentration. The pictures of Lido show the Parisian tour of the stunning Indian dancer Ram Gopal, the outstanding cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, the popular violinist Yehudi Menuhin, the author of the incredible glam theater Lindsay Kemp, the most famous butoh dance performers in Paris - Koh Murobushi and Carlotta Ikeda.
For almost 40 years, Lido was the official photographer of the Cannes Film Festival, and the editors fought for his portraits of movie stars: Marlene Dietrich, Sophia Loren, Yves Montana, Jean Gaben, Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Magnani, Orson Welles.