Dance at the Met Mug

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Dance at the Met Mug

This striking porcelain mug features graphics celebrating dance at the Met. Each 12 oz. mug comes in a deluxe printed box, and is dishwasher and microwave safe.

Opera and dance have shared the stage and inspired each other for centuries. Some of the most popular moments of the two art forms coming together include the Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome, the Venusberg Bacchanal from Tannhäuser, the Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orfeo ed Euridice, and the Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor.

  • Porcelain
  • 12 oz.
  • Gift box included
  • Dishwasher and Microwave Safe
  • Met Opera Shop Exclusive



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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