Pirouette, Jete, Plie, Releve, Again...
Something to this effect is what Edgar Degas likely heard while making his sketches of the Paris ballerinas. Degas made many, many sketches and paintings of these ballerinas during rehersals, practice, shows, and off hours.
I put together this little video below to help put you into the ballet mood and get a sense of Degas' passion. Later this week I have a review of Dancing for Degas by Kathryn Wagner as well as an interview with the author.
See if you can guess this classical ballet tune that plays behind the images. When finished with the video, highlight between the brackets to see if you are right [Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky].
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