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Degas Dancer Bookmark

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Degas Dancer Bookmark

French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas (1834-1917) was particularly drawn to the world of ballet, often portraying dancers in motion backstage or in rehearsal.

Made of solid brass electro-plated with a non-tarnishing silver finish, this charming bookmark featuring a pink costumed ballerina holding a fan was inspired by sketches of ballet dancers Degas made in the 1870s.

Reminiscent of the graceful dancers seen at the American Ballet Theatre.

  • Pink
  • Solid brass electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish
  • Giclée print
  • Black cord
  • ¾” W x 1 ¾” L


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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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