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Gaîté Parisienne T-Shirt

Item# 10059703

Gaîté Parisienne T-Shirt

This ladies t-shirt is a lively celebration of ABT's 2014 Spring Season at the Met.  The image, a carefree line of Can Can girls is taken right out of Offenbach's Gaîté Parisienne which will be performed this season.

Photo by Fabrizio Ferri

  • 100% pre-shrunk cotton.
  • Sizes S, M, L, XL
  • White


In classic or contemporary ballet, dancing may tell a story, express a mood, or simply reflect the music in movement. Ballet as part of staged performances originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th and 16th centuries and from there spread to France. The creation of classical ballet as we know it today occurred during the reign of the art-loving French king Louis XIV in the mid-17th century. During the Romantic era, ballet technique evolved to express new ideas, most notably with women dancing en point, or on their toes, allowing them to appear weightless and otherworldly.
Among the choreographers who helped bring ballet into the modern age by exploring new visual and dramatic styles are George Balanchine, Antony Tudor and—bridging the worlds of classical dance and Broadway—Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins.



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