Two films, dance performance accompany ‘Ballet Russes’ exhibit at Wadsworth Atheneum

The “Art in Motion” event begins at 5:30 p.m., when visitors can view the exhibit “Tradition and the Avant-Garde: Highlights of Ballets Russes Design,” an homage to Serge Diaghilev’s dance troupe, which was active from 1909 to 1929. The exhibit is a collection of 30 drawings and watercolors by Alexandre Benois, Léon Bakst, Natalia Goncharova, Jean Cocteau, André Derain, Giorgio di Chirico, Juan Gris and Fernand Léger. In addition, two dance costumes and their design drawings are in the show.

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