ARTS & CULTURE
10/06/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909-1929 to Open at the V&A

LONDON.- The V&A's major autumn exhibition, "Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909--1929", will explore the world of the influential artistic director Serge Diaghilev and the most exciting dance company of the 20th century. Diaghilev combined dance, music and art in bold ways to create 'total theatre'. A consummate collaborator, he worked with Stravinsky, Chanel, Picasso, Matisse and Nijinsky.

Diaghilev's dramatic performances transformed dance, reawakening interest in ballet across Europe and America.

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