Costumes from the Ballets Russe exhibition

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Some of the items on display at the Battets Russe exhibition, V&A museum, London.

Scenery painting, Ballets Russe

This is the design for a back cloth from 'L'oiseau de feu' for the betrothal and coronation scene.

Rites of Spring, costumes from the Ballets Russe

These costumes were used in the production of the dancer Nijinsky's ballet 'Le Sacre du Printemps'.

Stravinsky cartoon, from Ballets Russe Exhibition

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!