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Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929: When Art Danced With Musi

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Great news! "A version of the exhibition originated at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in 2010, but the National Gallery’s adaptation will include more than 50 additional pieces on loan from museums around the world, including Dansmuseet in Sweden and the National Gallery of Australia."

http://www.washingto...0eb9_story.html

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In London it was a wonderful exhibit. The addition of the stuff from Australia makes it all the more worthwhile!!!

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Indeed great news, AG!

The National Gallery/DC's usual practice is to run a series of free lectures and films in conjunction with the big exhibitions, so keep an eye on the NGA's website for the announcement of special programs. http://www.nga.gov/programs/index.shtm

For ballet-lovers hoping to combine a visit to DC for this exhibit along with live ballet, the Kennedy Center will be hosting Ballet Across America III on June 4-9, 2013; that may be the best week to attend, although it coincides with ABT's 'Corsaire Week' at the MET. http://www.kennedy-c...ts/?event=BNBSJ

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Indeed great news, AG!

The National Gallery/DC's usual practice is to run a series of free lectures and films in conjunction with the big exhibitions, so keep an eye on the NGA's website for the announcement of special programs. http://www.nga.gov/programs/index.shtm

For ballet-lovers hoping to combine a visit to DC for this exhibit along with live ballet, the Kennedy Center will be hosting Ballet Across America III on June 4-9, 2013; that may be the best week to attend, although it coincides with ABT's 'Corsaire Week' at the MET. http://www.kennedy-c...ts/?event=BNBSJ

I'm looking at organizing a group trip to DC June 5-8 to catch all 3 Dance Across America programs plus the Ballets Russes exhbition, so anyone interested, please get in touch.

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Thanks for the heads-up. The press release has a little more detail about the related programming at the museum:

http://www.nga.gov/press/exh/3413/index.shtm

Related Activities

In 2013, the Gallery will present an array of activities celebrating the dynamic Ballets Russes, including on-site ballet performances and instructional programs, an online brochure, lectures, concerts, and a symposium as well as film screenings, gallery talks, podcasts, an audio tour, and a variety of offerings in the Gallery Shops.

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Kbarber, the tour is a great idea. Welcome to DC!

California, thanks for the presser. The specific titles of films/lectures/etc are usually announced about a month before a major exhibit opens. I'd expect that we'll know specifics in late March/early April. If anything, the quarterly schedule of films will be out by April 1.

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Thank you so much Natialie & Everyone....a must see & put in "futures" ticker file. Perhaps, we "Ballet Alerters" who will be in D.C. at that time could get together. A belated Happy New Year to all

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Great newsI At the very least there should be a beautiful poster for the living room!! happy.png

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Oh dear the National Gallery in Washington and there I was hoping it was London's National Gallery, because I missed the V & A exhibition. Hmm how can I influence hubby to adding a visit to Washington on our schedule this summer........

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The National Gallery just sent out an e-mail announcing films and other events related to the exhibit:

http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/exhibitions/2013/diaghilev.html

If you're thinking about ordering the catalog, note that Amazon has it for $39.22. If you order it via the little Amazon box on this site, Ballet Alert gets $$ to help support this site:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1851777490/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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My copy of the catalog came in the mail this week, and it is very, very beautiful. For those of us who cannot get to the exhibit, it's absolutely worth the money.

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Just came back from seeing the exhibit. If you have a chance don't miss it. There are items from ballets I have never heard of like Sadko. the documentary is worth watching but not necessarily revelatory if you know the subject matter.

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The National Gallery has posted the 30-minute documentary, which I understand is shown at the exhibit:

http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/audio-video/video/diaghilev.html?utm_source=Real%20Magnet&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=25960255

And for those of you in the DC area, do note that the exhibit itself has been extended to October 6.

This video was great. So many wonderful photos. And Tilda Swinton to boot.

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