Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Mother of the Arts: Dance

"The dance is the mother of the arts. Music and poetry exist in time; painting and architecture in space. But the dance lives at once in time and space."
-Curt Sachs


Study for A Dance to the Music of Time, c. 1635
by Nicolas Poussin

You can see the completed version here. I like the expression on the woman in blue's face.

Dancessence #64
by Hal Eastman

Soundsuit, 2009
by Nick Cave

Dancer Nick Cave accidentally invented a Soundsuit when he created a costume that made interesting sounds when he put it on and danced in it. See a Soundsuit YouTube video here.

Snow Hill
by Andrew Wyeth

Ballerina
by Barry Woods Johnston

Links:

~ Lois Greenfield takes amazing dance photographs.
~ Here's something you probably haven't seen before: underwater dance photography.

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