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Can a sculpture be an inspiration for a musical? Yes, this is very likely in case the artist is Edgar Degas. He only exhibited one sculpture during his lifetime named, “Little Dancer Aged Fourteen” and earned fame that has lasted even after his death. The John F Kennedy Center has recently announced the list of events for its 2014-15 season and the highlights include premiere of the brand new musical, 'Little Dancer'. The show features Tony Award winning Broadway team with lyrics by Stephen Flaherty and choreography and direction by Susan Stroman. Little Dancer tickets are up for grabs already.
The model for Degas's sculpture was a ballet student at Paris Opera where the artist often painted. Initially, it was made as a reddish brown wax sculpture and later aiming for a naturalistic effect, he dressed three quarter of it with real fabrics. When the sculpture was first presented, contemporaries were amazed at its resemblance with the girl. Also, they were moved by its finesse that evidently represented the stress of ballet training. After the death of the artist, his heirs mutually decided to make bronze casts for some of his wax sculptures and the 'Little Dancer Aged Fourteen' was one of them. Washington Post commented about 'Little Girl Aged Fourteen' as, “You know it as a sculptural quintessence of grace, grit and love of ballet. Now see it as a musical!”
Hence, Little Dancer is inspired by a young ballerina (Marie) who posed for the artist Edgar Degas about 130 years ago and got recognized as one of the most famous dancers in the world. Marie belongs to a poor family and is torn between the financial crises at home, her passion to dance and attraction towards wealthy men. She is at the verge of womanhood and is caught between the differing demands of art and life.
For a story based on a brilliant piece of art, the musical's cast includes accomplished artists. The title role in the musical will be played by the principal dancer at the New York City Ballet since 2009, Tiler Peck. Apart from her, the team of Stephen Falherty (composer) and Lynn Ahrens (lyricist) will treat the audiences with hits like the artists' prior popular singles including Seussical, Ragtime and Once on this Island. Along with them, the choreography and direction will be taken care of by the Tony Award winning artist, Susan Stroman.
It wasn't easy for the cast to adapt into their set roles for the musical. Tiler Peck had to delve into details of ballerina. According to Ahrens, Marie danced in the times when there were no labor laws, so “it was a very dark and difficult world”. Moreover, the research explored the sculpture in a dramatic way and revealed some interesting facts. Ahrens observed that the artist was a “monk in art” and “Marie interested him purely as a subject”. He never intended to get into romantic relationships with women and was only concerned about making his masterpiece perfect. When it comes to music, Flaherty faced other physical and intellectual challenges. He was a classical pianist and researched on textures, especially for the musical to create a sound appropriate to the background and the story.
All the efforts combined, the cast has tried its best to make the show worth remembering. The venue is one of the busiest performing arts facilities in the US. Since establishment to date, dozens of musicals, operas and ballets have been performed here. The venue carefully selects the events to showcase each year and has a name in the world of entertainment. We are offering Little Dancer tickets on discounted rates. Hurry and get hold of them before they sell out.