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Ballet Russes Study Day at the Victoria & Albert Museum

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BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE BALLETS RUSSES

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

Programme

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)

Coffee

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)

Discussion

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)

Tea

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)

End

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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