11 October 2010

Wishful Wandering: Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes

Yes, I do have a To Do list of items crying out for attention... waving their little arms and calling my name but today all I want to do is jet off to London and land my invisible plane in front of the Victoria and Albert Museum so that I can see the exhibition dedicated to Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes... costumes by Leon Bakst, music by Igor Stravinsky, choreography by Mikhail Fokine, collaborations with Pablo Picasso and Coco Chanel and the magic artistry of Vaslav Nijinsky... need I say more?
Images via the V&A.


Daniel-Halifax said...

you needn't...

LOURVE this! have you seen the ballet russes documentary?!? Ill never forgive my parents for not selling me into the russian ballet.

(my word verification is: squesset)

W.E. said...

I LOURVE that documentary DH! Such wonderful archival footage and those personalities with their amazing stories. Pure heaven!