Zao Wou-Ki

1920 - 2013 / Chinese

In 1953, Zao Wou-Ki was hired by Roland Petit's Ballets de Paris to design the sets and costumes for La Perle, a one-act ballet by Louise de Vilmorin. Jean Cocteau and Jean Denis-Malcles had previously collaborated with Ascher and worked extensively with Roland Petit at the Ballets des Champs-Élysées, It is most likely that Zao Wou-Ki was introduced to Zika Ascher through these mutual connections.

Keith Vaughan Ben Nicholson