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Sunday, 8 February 2009

The Dancer

The statue of the young dancer faces the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

Created by Enzo Plazzotta. It is Ninette de Valois born in Ireland, but finally settled in England where she established the Royal ballet, the Birmingham ballet and the royal ballet school.

19 comments:

Lois said...

Nice composition in this photo with the statue and the snow covered lamp post behind her!

Pacey said...

This is a beautiful sculpture, it says everything. No words needed. I love this.

m_m said...

I like it! Beautiful statue and great perspective!

Virginia said...

Gorgeous. Perfectly framed with the snow in the background.
V

lunarossa said...

Lovely statue, so realistic and so beautiful with the snow in the back ground. Ciao. A.

marley said...

Spooky! I'm watching the BAFTAS on TV coming from the Royal Opera House. I know this statue, as when we were in London we had a meal at the Italian opposite :)

Babooshka said...

Birmingham the city of my birth. This is such a gentle beautiful image.

Peter said...

You made me curious! What a personality she must have been! Dancing with the best, creating... and living for 102 years! What a lady (or Madam)! She is certainly worth this nice statue!

Kris said...

I love that she's rubbing her feet. Every dancer I know has real trouble with their feet.

Babzy said...

the sculpture is really beautiful , the rain drops add to its charm !

Baruch said...

Great statue with her beautiful straight back - such a typical pose of a dancer

Kate Louise said...

This statue allows me to dream of what this amazing woman accomplished and hoping to be able to be at leats a tiny bit successful like her
I loev the snow in the background!!!

Ditte said...

Wow, such a beautiful statue and a great photo! :)

Anomie said...

one of my favourite london statues :)

onírica said...

nice dancing!
:)

horselover said...

Wow that is a really cool statue. I used to be a ballerina. I would love to go to London someday.

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Danimals said...

As a dancer i find this very interesting. The statue of the girl is outside enduring the weather but is still putting on her pointe shoes. I dont know if it was made to seem as if she was strong but thats how i picture it.

B said...

magnifique statue de danseuse sur fond de neige.
Congratulations for your pretty good job. Showing this London's Point of view is so Refreshing!

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