Erté “Applause” Cuff

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Erté Applause Cuff

Finished in a rich patina of 22k gold leaf, this chic 2” wide cuff depicts an elegant Erté print, entitled Applause, which features an impassioned dancer set against a fiery background of red, orange and gold.

Handcrafted by skilled artisans, it is a splendid piece, adorned with a single, sparkling Swarovski crystal.

Touted as “a mirror of fashion for 75 years,” Erté was one of the foremost costume and stage designers of the early twentieth century. This dazzling cuff inspired is reminiscent of the many enchanting costume and set designs seen at the Metropolitan Opera.

  • 22K gold leaf & Swarovski crystal
  • 2” W x 2.5” diameter
  • Handcrafted 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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