Body of Work: The Dance of Art (2011)

If impressionist painter Edgar Degas was inspired by the ballet, what or who inspired his dancers? Visual art in its many forms is the inspiration for Body of Work. From Chagall’s windows to Leonardo da Vinci’s hands to the temples of the ancient Greeks to the photographs of Ansel Adams to the mobiles of Alexander Calder, the choreographers have selected a wide ranging group of artists and art forms to use as inspiration for their pieces.


“EDE artfully combines bodies, music, movement, lights, images, video, poetry, and pure emotion into something incredibly powerful and impactful—a completely immersive experience. Bravo to all the artists of EDE, both on and off the stage. If only the rest of the world knew how good you were.”

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