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Ballet Russes Study Day at the Victoria & Albert Museum


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A Study Day in conjunction with the exhibition

Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909-1929

At the Victoria & Albert Museum, London


Saturday 4 December 2010, in the Lecture Theatre, 10.30-17.00




10.30 Introduction and welcome


Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes

Geoffrey Marsh (Director of Theatre & Performance, V&A, Co-curator Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909-1929)




The Choreography of Fokine, Njinsky and Nijinska

Professor Claudia Jeschke (University of Salzburg)


Igor Stravinskys The Firebird and music for the Ballets Russes

Gavin Plumley (writer, lecturer and broadcaster)




Lunch Break


In Studio and workshop: the making of Ballets Russes productions

Jane Pritchard (Curator of Dance, V&A, Co-curator Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909-1929 )


Modernism on Stage: Natalia Goncharova and the Rigid Costume

Dr. Anthony Parton (Durham University, Author of Goncharova: The Art and Design of Natalia Goncharova 2010)




Léon Bakst, Fashion and Orientalism

Clare Rose


16.20 Back on the Stage: the conservation and mounting of a Ballets Russes collection

Susanna Hunter and Sam Gatley (Textiles Conservation V&A)





Cost £46, £37 concessions including members of the Society for Dance Research and the Society for Theatre Research and £5 for students .


To book call 0207 942 2211 or visit www.vam.ac.uk/tickets and quote Society of Dance Research or Society of Theatre Research to qualify for the concession.

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How frustrating! I would have loved to have gone to that and nearly booked for that weekend to go to the UK to see my family, but changed it to the coming weekend so that I could go to the Genee. I'm going to make a point of seeing the actual exhibition though next friday afternoon. Can I just turn up on the day and book a visit do you think? I only arrive on friday lunchtime at Heathrow and am not sure when I'll get there, so a bit difficult to choose a time.

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Hamorah, I just turned up and bought a ticket. They are timed tickets, but there didn't seem to be a problem about getting a time that suited me on the day. I won't be able to get to the Study Day, unfortunately, which is a shame, because I've been to other events related to the exhibition, and have had the Curator of this exhibition, Jane Pritchard talk at a conference I organised earlier this year, and s is excellent. The exhibition is wonderful, but do allow several hours to really soak it all up. There are some fabulous treats in there & I learnt a lot.

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Thanks for the information - wish I had several hours to spend there, but I suppose whatever I manage is better than nothing!

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