Ballet Russes at the V&A


Cover of Le Théatre showing Tamara Karsavina in costume as the Firebird May 1911, V&A Collection





















There’s a great exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum called “Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes.” Apparently, this fellow Diaghilev was quite a character (Matisse described him as a snake) and was responsible for bringing together people like Picasso, Stravinsky and Chanel to work on his ballets. For me, this is a fascinating period of cultural history, so I’m very excited to see V&A’s blog on the exhibition and extensive photographs on their web site since I can’t make it to London between now and January 9th, 2011.


~ by Valerie Palmer on October 13, 2010.

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