Wednesday, September 26, 2012

PAST: ART: Multi-Media Exhibit at the National Gallery of Art "Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929: When Art Danced with Music" on view in the East Building SUN, May 13th - SUN, Oct 6th, Free

Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909
–1929: When Art Danced with Music.
Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929: When Art Danced with Music a multi-media show at the National Gallery of Art, East BuildingFreeOn view Sunday, May 12th - Sunday, October 6th
Update: Gallery is closed as of October 1st due to the Government Shutdown. Hopefully they will re-open soon!  Recommend seeing this one if you haven't already! I also recommend that you watch the film on the second floor before touring through the exhibit, it gives a lot of history and context which I found really interesting! I had no idea that there was so much innovation and collaboration between dancers, musicians, choreographers and fashion and set designers back in the day.
"The Ballets Russes--the most innovative dance company of the 20th century--propelled the performing arts to new heights through groundbreaking collaboration between artists, composers, choreographers, dancers, and fashion designers, with such familiar names as Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky, George Balanchine, Vaslaw Nijinsky, and Coco Chanel. Washington is the sole US venue for 150 original costumes, set designs, paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, posters, and film clips in a theatrical multimedia installation."
National Gallery of Art
East Building Concourse, Auditorium
4th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Judiciary Sq, closest to the East Building

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