Dancing with shapes

We’re excited about designs and ideas coming to life and dancing off the page this Christmas and New Year’s with our programme of families activities focused on the new Russian Avant-garde Theatre: War, Revolution and Design 1913-1933 display.

Activities will run from Saturday 27 December – Sunday 4 January.

We chose this display as the theme for our activities as we love the colours, movement, shapes and the creative spirit and imagination of this period of art.

At The Imagination Station join us to create your own figure and building design inspired by the colours, shapes and geometric patterns in the display. Russian Artists and Theatre Designers would work together to come up with amazing costumes, stage sets and backdrops for ballet and drama performances. We’d love to see what you and your family can come up with.

Dancing with shapes

We’ve also got an exciting installation piece for families to add to designed by artists Isabel and Helen. They’ve created a 3D pop-up theatre set, inspired by Russian artists work in the display where families will be able to use materials to create brightly coloured shapes and figures to add to the installation. Families can also create their own headdresses inspired by costume designs and geometric patterns.

Imagination Station design, Family Art Fun @ Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Imagination Station design, Family Art Fun @ Victoria and Albert Museum, London

For our Pop-up Performance offer we’re working with Dance Art Foundation to deliver a contemporary dance workshop (Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 December & Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 January) and a performance piece (Monday 29 December – Friday 2 January) inspired by the Nutcracker ballet. Meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Mouse King, and become principal dancers at the museum inspired by characters from the story.

For more information about what’s on please go to the Family Art Fun Calendar.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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