Amplify by Yves Béhar for Swarovski, photo Luke Hayes

A great one-off opportunity to experience the Digital Crystal | Swarovski at the Design Museum exhibition and a special event of contemporary dance by The Place’s Richard Alston Dance Company. And you get in free if you dress up in a wedding gown!
The event is conceived as a ‘loose promenade show’, in which the audience can look at the current exhibition, Digital Crystal | Swarovski at the Design Museum, while discovering dance episodes scattered throughout the museum. Sculptural forms, digital projections and crystal-inspired visual effects create a dramatic backdrop against which the dancers will engage with the space in new ways. The dancers will be wearing costumes created for them by Julien MacDonald back in 2004, hence the spiderweb, crystal encrusted look.

Pandora by Fredrikson Stallard for Swarovski, photo Luke Hayes

The Design Museum Ball is an illustrious night inspired this year by the anti-iconoclasm of the infamous literary heroine, Miss Havisham.

Richard Alston Dance Company, photo Chris Nash

Design Museum Ball
Friday 21 September 2012
18.30 – 22.00
Design Museum
Shad Thames
London SE1 2YD

£10.00 Adults, £9.00 Concessions, £6.00 Students,under 12’s free. As mentioned, free entry for everyone wearing a wedding dress.

Tickets for The Ball are available from Design Museum’s box office:
T: 020 7490 8783 E:

The event has a limited capacity; book your place in advance to avoid disappointment.

Words Anna Bang


anna bang, Design Museum Ball, Julien Macdonald, Swarovski, The Place’s Richard Alston Dance Company,