Exhibition: On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100

This exhibition runs from Sun, 20th Jun 2021 to Wed, 16th Mar 2022. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Sun,
25th Jul 2021  
(10am - 5:45pm)
Wed,
28th Jul 2021  
(10am - 5:45pm)
Thu,
29th Jul 2021  
(10am - 5:45pm)
Fri,
30th Jul 2021  
(10am - 5:45pm)
Sat,
31st Jul 2021  
(10am - 5:45pm)
Sun,
1st Aug 2021  
(10am - 5:45pm)
Wed,
4th Aug 2021  
(10am - 5:45pm)

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge


Explore the 100-year history of the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance.

Discover a host of costume, designs, film and unique material from the last century including shoes worn by Dame Darcey Bussell DBE at her 2007 farewell performance.

With over 60 original objects, including costumes, designs and posters, alongside a wealth of photographs and film material, this display traces the prestigious dance academy's roots and influence, from its founding in 1920 through to its ground-breaking work to make dance accessible for all today.

Other highlights include a 1942 harlequin sculpture by Alfred Gilbert, the sculptor behind the famous Eros statue at London's Piccadilly; a unique 1950s pamphlet 'Ballet Exercise for Athletes' featuring original artwork by Punch illustrator Fougasse, famous for his 'Careless talk Costs Lives' Second World War posters; and shoes worn by Dame Darcey Bussell at her farewell performance as a member of The Royal Ballet (2007).


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.


Location

Victoria and Albert Museum,

Cromwell Road, London,
SW7 2RL

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