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Ballet Russes exhibition opens in Tokyo, Japan

Ballet Russes exhibition opens in Tokyo, Japan
23 Jun 2014

Just days ago, Tokyo's National Art Centre opened its latest exhibition, Ballets Russes: the Art of Costume.

The show came to the museum on 18 June, having already appeared in Australia several years ago, according to the Tokyo attraction.

It includes some 144 costumes and accessories from a range of Ballets Russes shows. Programmes, drawings of set and costume designs and photos are also among the things on show.

The exhibition can be viewed daily, other than on Tuesdays when it is normally closed (the only exception being 12 August).

The Ballets Russes is a famed dance company that was in action in the early 20th Century.

The newly opened show will remain in Tokyo until 1 September this year. Costumes on show include works by Alexandre Benois, André Derain and Henri Matisse.

The National Gallery of Australia has a wide range of Ballets Russes costume pieces in its collection. In the early 1970s, it purchased hundreds of pieces at a London auction, and the collection has been expanding since then.

The accessories and costumes in this show come from 33 production presented by the Ballet Russes.

As one would expect from one of the world's most famous capital cities, Tokyo is home to experiences galore for visitors.

As well as other art venues, such as The National Museum of Western Art and the National Museum of Modern Art, It has its own Disneyland park and much, much more!

Other popular places to visit in Japan include Kyoto, which is one of the places in this unique country that's most associated with history. Kyoto was historically the country's capital and, like Tokyo, has a lot to offer tourists.ADNFCR-408-ID-801730173-ADNFCR

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