Richard Farley: A Life in Dance

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Richard Farley: A Life in Dance
© Richard Farley Rudolf Nureyev – the Rotunda at the Paris Opera, 1983
It's typical that you wait ages for an exhibition of 1960s backstage pictures by an ex-Royal Ballet dancer turned photographer, and then two come along at once. With Colin Jones's exhibition going on in Chelsea, photographer Richard Farley now opens up his archive in a pop-up gallery space in Covent Garden. Farley joined the Royal Ballet in the '50s and later switched to photography, capturing candid shots of stars like Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn on the road and in rehearsal. There are some beautiful images here – a must for balletomanes.

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