Parade

A Ballet by

Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, and Erik Satie


This ballet was originally performed in 1917, and the audience hated it. The Arts can push the limits of what we know, see, and feel. They can undermine our assumptions and toss us into uncertainty, while providing yet another way to perceive and understand our world. But, it seems people - the viewers and audiences - are often quite resistant. That seems to be a problematic human condition. Human's resistance to change is similar to any species' inability to acclimate to changing conditions and environments. And, it may ultimately lead us to our own extinction.

For an article about this ballet, please click on the following link: Open Culture


A Short, Higher Quality Version (2:48)


A Longer, Lower Quality Version (22:20)



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