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Ballerina Recreates The Paintings Of Edgar Degas
Gingerina
16 feb 2016 10:33

Misty Copeland was the first African-American woman to be named a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. Now, with the help of the NYC Dance Project, she’s recreating some of the famous ballet paintings of Edgar Degas. This series is meant to whet your palate for the upcoming exhibition, Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty, at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

Misty Copeland was the first African-American woman to be named a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.

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Incredible Ballerina Performs En Pointe with Knife Shoes
Helen
29 aug 2013 14:06

En Puntas is a video installation by artist Javier Pérez featuring ballerina Amélie Ségarra performing an incredible dance atop a grand piano, entirely en pointe, wearing a customized set of pointe shoes that extend beyond the toe box with a pair of sharp kitchen knives. As if dancing on the tips of your toes for an extended period of time isn't enough, Ségarra has the added pressure of balancing on a thinner platform, from an even greater height.The thought of someone even managing to stand...

En Puntas is a video installation by artist Javier Pérez featuring ballerina Amélie Ségarra performing an incredible dance atop a grand piano, entirely en pointe, ...

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