& the golden age of the ballets russes
held at the v&a until 9jan11 is the exhibition celebrating the legacy of the ballet russes. the exhibition rooms seem to go on forever.. you need a good 2 hours to take in everything properly!
the history of diaghilev.. the creation and transformation of russian dance and culture into the west.. his love affair with male dancer Nijinsky... the art.. the costumes and the influences that diaghilev's creations still have in on designers and artists now.. are all displayed here..
a couple of shots of the films of ballets russes
an amazing high ceiling room which plays music composed for the ballets russes with giant shadow projections