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Kosorukov

During the Performance - Swan Lake, painting by Valery Kosorukov

Bolshoi

Is Something Rotten at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater?

Miyako Yoshida, Japanese ballet dancer, and used to be a female principal dancer with The Royal Ballet of London.

Miyako Yoshida, Japanese ballet dancer, and used to be a female principal dancer with The Royal Ballet of London.

Elbow stand, X-ray artwork. Computer artwork based on an x-ray of a contortionist performing an elbow stand. This is a parody of the common image of a contortionist performing an elbow stand whilst working on their laptop.

ARTHUR MITCHELL challenged the idea that black bodies were not suited to classical ballet.  He danced with George Balanchine's New York City Ballet in the 1950's and 1960's, the first Black dancer to become a leading dancer with a Ballet Company.

In 1955 Arthur Mitchell became the first African American dancer with the New York City Ballet. Founder of Dance theater of Harlem.

Degas

The Dancing Class, ca. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. This is the very first of Degas's innumerable scenes of ballet dancers going through their paces in the studios and rehearsal rooms of the Paris Opéra.

Luz San Miguel as one of two ballerinas portraying Cinderella in the upcoming Milwaukee Ballet. Photo by Jessica Kaminski

Luz San Miguel as one of two ballerinas portraying Cinderella in the upcoming Milwaukee Ballet. Photo by Jessica Kaminski

~ Valery Kosorukov  ~ Russian, 1937

Valery Kosorukov’s consistent homage to ballet became widely noted in the art world and he became known as “The Russian Degas.

Degas is one of my favorite.  Love all the dancer works!

Three Dancers in an Exercise Hall - Edgar Degas Edgar Degas, was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance.

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