Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes

4th August 2010

in 20th-century Drama, Design

 

INTERVIEW: JANE PRITCHARD

The Curator of Dance at the V&A talks to Carole Woddis about Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes, the upcoming V&A exhibition which marks the centenary of the Ballets Russes, including items relating to The Firebird (1910) and The Rite of Spring (1913). She also describes the V&A’s Theatre and Performance Collection, located at Blythe House.

Dance was moribund when Diaghilev revitalised it, and by doing so he created a template that influenced the whole theatrical profession.

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