A 2,400-year-old comedy. One week to work on it. Oh yeah—and it’s a musical. The Getty Villa is a hotbed of new ideas about very old theater. In the new Villa Play-Reading Series, translations and adaptations of classical plays are… More»
Edgar Degas created many sketches and pastels of Ukrainian dancers in Paris, where they were a popular attraction in cabarets and theaters.
Despite the uniqueness of Ukrainian culture, the dancers were generically called “Russian dancers,” because the majority of Ukraine was still part of the Russian Empire at the time.—Degas’s Russian Dancers, on view through October 23
Russian Dancers, 1899, Edgar Degas. Pastel and brush on tracing paper, 22 7/16 × 29 ½ in. Courtesy of a private collection