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Ballet Dancer Recreates The Paintings Of Edgar Degas

Published 4 months ago

Edgar Degas is famous for his paintings of practicing ballerinas. Misty Copeland, a 33-year-old ballerina is recreating his paintings in real life. In a photoshoot done with the cooperation of NYC Dance Project, the ballet dancer posed as the subjects of Dega’s world. Dega is famous for painting ballerinas working and practicing backstage, in contrast to the usually idealized depictions of them dancing on stage.

“It was interesting to be on a shoot and to not have the freedom to just create like I normally do with my body,” Copeland told Harper’s Bazaar. “Trying to re-create what Degas did was really difficult. It was amazing just to notice all of the small details but also how he still allows you to feel like there’s movement.”

More info: nycdanceproject.com (h/t: mymodernmet)

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The Harper’s Bazaar video of the shoot:

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ballerina, ballet, ballet dancer, ballet paintings, ballet photography, classical art, Edgar Degas, Harpers Bazaar, Misty Copeland, NYC Dance Project
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