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For the dancers I have the privilege to photograph

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“Petite danseuse de 14 ans”  Edgar Degas  – Musee d’Orsay

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“The dresses and beauty of the performers were enchanting, but no sooner did the dance commence that I felt my delicacy wounded and I was ashamed to be looking at them.  Girls clothed in the thinnest silk and gauze, with their petticoats short, springing two feet from the floor, poising themselves in the air, with their feet flying,  and as perfectly showing their garters and drawers, as though no petticoats had been worn, was a sight altogether new to me. Their motions are as light as air and quick as lightning”  –  Abigail Adams,  Paris,  1784

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