"La Danse" Denim Tote
Price: $68.00 / $55.76 Members: $50.18
"La Danse" Denim Tote
A unique applique on the exterior of our chic denim tote combines with black fabric straps to resemble a pair of ballet dancer’s legs. It is embroidered with the words “La Danse”.
Measuring 2 inches wide x 25 inches long, the sturdy double handles are fashioned at the top with black faux leather for a comfortable grip. The bottom, also constructed of black faux leather, is accented with metal studs and provides extra protection. The interior lining, which has the look of grey satin is made of polyester.
Generous in size, it is 13 inches wide x 13 inches high and has a 7 inch deep gusset, which allows for ample space. A zipper running along the top keeps belongings secure. One inside zippered pocket and two open areas can accommodate eyeglasses cell phones, keys and other essential items.
Opera and dance have shared the stage and inspired each other for centuries.
Proceeds from the sale of this product benefit the Metropolitan Opera.
- A Met Opera Exclusive
- Overall: 13” W x 7” D x 13” H
- Black fabric double handles 2” W x 25” L
- Black faux leather accent on handle and bottom
- Metal studs on bottom
- Zippered top
- Interior pockets: 1 zippered & 2 open
- Grey polyester lining
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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