The Ballets Russes in Australia

Our Cultural Revolution

Between 1936 and 1940 the Australian public was introduced to a brilliant and exotic company of dancers, productions, stage designs, costumes and music, the likes of which had never been seen or heard here before. The Ballets Russes, Sergei Diaghilev’s dazzling company of artists, revitalised the art form of ballet and had a profound effect on Australian cultural life.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of South Australia in Australia.
From Friday 02 May 2008 to Sunday 06 July 2008

David Lichine in L'apres-midi d'un faune 1940 image

Published by Art Gallery of South Australia on Tuesday 25 March 2008.
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Presented in conjunction with The Australian Ballet’s 2008 Adelaide season, and with the four year national project, Ballets Russes in Australia: Our Cultural Revolution, this special display will provide a glimpse into the important artistic impact the Ballets Russes had on Australian cultural life.

Curated by Robert Reason, Curator of European & Australian Decorative Arts