Back in the 1920s, the Ballets Russes (or Russian Ballets) formed and revolutionised the world of dance. They toured with elaborate sets designed by revolutionary artists like Picasso and Leon Bakst, and scores composed by Strauss and Stravinksy. The latter's wild rhythms scandalised theatre-goers at the time and paved the way for a newer, more experimental form of dance that can still be seen in productions today.

Beginning September 25th, you can visit the V&A and take in Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes, 1909 – 1929, which will explore the importance of the Ballet Russes and its continuing influence. Expect to see stunning costumes and outstanding backdrops that make up a real piece of performance history!


Images; Victoria and Albert Museum, London