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The V&A museum are holding a must-see exhibition for anyone interested in ballet history.

The exhibition – Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballet Russes, 1909 – 1929, runs until 9th January 2011.

Original costumes, photos of the company and sets by Natalia Goncharova are just some of the pieces you can expect to see.

Diaghilev was instrumental in the early 20th century in shaping modern ballet. He toured his company across the world allowing a rare insight into Russian ballet. Diaghilev was also a very important part of the Russian avant-garde movement and this can be seen at the exhibition in the stage designs by Goncharova.

The exhibition charts the history of the Ballet Russes from the first seasons in 1909 right through the First World War and the legacy it left. It includes costumes and information on famous Ballet Russes dancers such as Nijinsky.

Tickets cost £10 for adults and can be purchased online.

Opening hours: 10am – 5.30pm daily. Fridays open until 9.30pm.

Poster for the V&A exhibition on the underground


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