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Take your dance partner to the National Gallery of Art

Take your dance partner to the National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art's "Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929: When Art Danced with Music" is a must-see exhibit for dance fans. This exceptionally beautiful exhibit takes you step by step through one of the great periods in dance history. A distant era is made to seem fresh again. Dance is such an ephemeral art form that a great performance one night typically exists only as a memory by the next night. Today's dance companies fortunately are good about filming performances and maintaining a visual archive, but there were major companies and performers in the early 20th century that now seem more legendary than real. The famous Russian dancer Vaslav...

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