The Life of a 19th Century Dancer: Paris Opera Ballet & Les Petits Rats
The lives of the dancers in the Paris Opera Ballet are very different today than they were 120 years ago when Marie van Goethem danced there. From the way they danced to the role of the ballet "benefactors," the story of Little Dancer reveals the seamy side of an art form that has come to be associated with elegance, grace, and genteel femininity. Join dance critic, author, and ballet historian Alexandra Tomalonis for a look at the progression of ballet from then to now.
Discussion Timing: Approximately 1 hour.
This is a FREE event, and NO tickets are required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability. Patrons should proceed to the North Millennium Stage in the Grand Foyer.
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