Costumes from the Ballets Russe exhibition
Posted on 1:01pm Friday 17th Dec 2010
Some of the items on display at the Battets Russe exhibition, V&A museum, London.
This is the design for a back cloth from 'L'oiseau de feu' for the betrothal and coronation scene.
These costumes were used in the production of the dancer Nijinsky's ballet 'Le Sacre du Printemps'.
I loved this cartoon of the composer Igor Stravinsky playing the music for above mentioned ballet. His music was purportedly hard to dance to being very jerky and with constant changes in time. You can see the pain in the dancers faces behind him as they try to keep up!