Sunday, December 4, 2011 3:00 pm
Classroom Building – Room 200
Dance from the
Renaissance to Balanchine.
When ballets were a court pastime, and the
nobles performed, only splendid costumes mattered. By the 18th century,
talent and training were required but high heels and hooped skirts set the
limits to a dancer's performance. These impediments disappeared in the 19th
century: Now correct steps, high leaps and the ability to convey emotion
became essential; unfortunately, though, in Paris and elsewhere dancers
became the prey of rich and elderly men. Then Diaghilev came and Dance
became a major art. From Renaissance
artists to Degas and Picasso, this lecture will be a short illustrated
history of ballet.
Art historian, author, and Metropolitan Museum of Art
lecturer Olivier Bernier will deliver a lecture, hosted by President Joseph
N. Hankin, and sponsored by the Jack and Ralynn Stadler Distinguished Chair
for Art and Culture in Society.
Tickets are free, however reservations are required.
Please call Westchester Community College Foundation at 914-606-6558 to