Ballet Russes Costumes from the V&A Theatre and Performance Collection

Tuesday, April 25th 2017

V&A Theatre and Performance Collection, Blythe House, Olympia, London

Time: 11am-12.30pm (approx.)

Tickets available: 18

Speaker: Jane Pritchard

An opportunity to see up close costumes from Sergei Diaghilev’s revolutionary Ballet Russes dance company.  Created a century ago, the productions of the Ballet Russes influenced 20th-century arts, including theatre, fashion and interior design and continue to influence cultural activity today. 

The V&A’s Theatre and Performance collection holds an extensive selection of costumes and related objects by innovative designers and artists such as Leon Bakst and Pablo Picasso.

The tour will be led by Jane Pritchard, curator of dance for the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A).  In 2010 she was the co-curator of Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929 for the V&A and she edited the accompanying book.

  • Costumes for brigands in Fokine's ballet Daphnis and Chloé, designed by Léon Bakst, 1912. Museum no. S.508&A, B-1979; S.639&A, B, 635&A, C-1