2022 Vintage Dance Desk Calendar

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Item: 9781648110702

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2022 Vintage Dance Desk Calendar

Made exclusively for the Met Opera Shop, this handsome 2022 easel desk calendar depicts 12 colorful, vintage images of dance posters c. 1920 to 1950.

Made of white, acid-free, heavy cardstock, it measures 6” wide x 6 ½” high with easy to read dates. The sturdy, expandable base stands upright easily on a flat surface.

An excellent calendar and special memento of American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera.

From the Found Image Press, Vintage Image Archive, a collection of more than 50,000 original pieces that have been gathered over the last 20 years.

A Met Opera Shop Exclusive

  • 12 images
  • 6” W x 6 ½” H
  • White, acid-free, heavy cardstock
  • Sturdy expandable base
  • Designed and made in the USA


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History

Ballet

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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