So, little wonder then, that the National Gallery of Victoria has teamed up with The Australian Ballet to open Ballet & Fashion.
An exhibition all about the creative marriage of dance and design, expect more than 20 works from the past three decades; a slice of Australian cultural history with a dash of the international’s best offerings thrown into the local mix. Giles Deacon. Collette Dinnigan. Akira Isogawa. Valentino. Christian Lacroix. Richard Nylon. Aston Pearson. Ralph Rucci. Viktor&Rolf, Rei Kawakubo. Vanessa Leyonhjelm. Swoon.
Ballet & Fashion reminds us all of the dynamic association that tests the quality of design (all that rough-and-tumble stretching…those leaps) and showcases the artful grace of the impossibly athletic dancer’s physique.
It’s just one of the treasures kicking off NGV Summer – an exciting program of exhibitions and events that are all about participating in the life and vibrancy of our special city.
Ballet & Fashion will be on display at NGV International, St Kilda Road
3 November 2012 to 19 May 2013
Open Wed–Mon, 10am–5pm. Free entry