Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes
4th August 2010
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.