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Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 19091929: When Art Danced with Music



picasso: costume design
picasso: costume design
Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 19091929: When Art Danced with Music
UNITED STATES
WASHINGTON, DC  •  National Gallery of Art  •  12 May - 6 October 2013
 
 

Inspired by the Parisian cultural scene in 1909, Russian founder of the Ballets Russes Serge de Diaghilev (18721929) conceived of performance as a grand theatrical venture involving innovative dancers, choreographers, composers, and set snd costume designers.

Showcasing more than 130 original costumes, set designs, paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, photographs, and posters, Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes also incorporates film clips in a theatrical multimedia installation. Adapted from the exhibition conceived by and first shown at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in 2010, the presentation in Washington draws upon that rich survey, including some 80 works from the V&As renowned collection of dance artifacts, and adds about 50 objects, offered by more than 20 lenders, private and public.



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