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Miss Lala at the Cirque Fernando by Edgar Degas

Miss Lala was a circus performer famous throughout Europe for her amazing feats of strength. She was born in 1858, was christened Olga Kaira, and she started performing at the age of 9.  405 more words

A Whirl

a whirl awhile

the weary ballet dancer lands

in a puff of dust


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #673, Rehearsal, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, which gave Edgar Degas’ painting “ 35 more words


en pointe (haiku)

en pointe –
the fourteenth rehearsal
perfectly timed

Linked to Carpe Diem #673: Rehearsal in the Studio of the Opera.  Our inspiration comes from the… 280 more words

'Degas in New Orleans' the New York Premiere

Edward Degas, one of the most renowned and beloved of the French impressionist painters and sculptors is most often associated with paintings and drawings of the dance. 2,575 more words

NYC Theater Reviews

Un cambriolage

In our ongoing quest to escape the winter of 2015, we went back to an old favorite, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. They’ve loosened up the rules prohibiting photography just enough to allow pictures of their glorious courtyard. 349 more words


Assignment three (iii)

Self-portraiture always at some level deals with identity. Cindy Sherman’s photographs address female identity. For example in the series ‘Untitled Film Stills’ (begun 1977) she appears in each picture in a different guise, as a character from a melodramatic film (Sherman, 2003) (see fig. 962 more words

Part Three Putting Yourself In The Picture