Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

The V&A’s Theatre and Performance collection encompasses the history of dance from the 17th century to the present day. It includes many different forms of dance from music hall to ballet and also covers the history of Black and South Asian dance in the UK.

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Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909 - 1929 (Hardback)

Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909 - 1929 (Hardback)

‘A sumptuous illustrated catalog.’ Suzy Menkes, International Herald Tribune Serge Diaghilev (1872–1929) was an extraordinarily gif…

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Strawberry Thief Free iPad Game

Strawberry Thief by BAFTA award winning games designer Sophia George is a playful celebration of the work of Victorian designer William Morris. Uncover the famous Arts and Crafts design by drawing on your screen with your finger and watch your iPad transform from blank paper to an animated masterpiece.

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Event - Make/Believe: UK Design for Performance 2011-2015

Sat 11 July 2015–Sun 03 January 2016

DISPLAY: This display will reveal the diversity of performance design over the last four years and feature work that defines the edges of this global art-form. It will include designs across disciplines – from opera, dance, theatre, to pop music– and across contexts and platforms.

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