Appartement II: pas de deux

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There is a grittiness, an edge, a rawness to this short clip of ballet.  It is not what you might call pretty.   This is courtship and it is about sex.

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These pencil and charcoal studies are derived from this clip from the Mats Ek ballet with the haunting strings of Fläskkvartetten (Innocent from Pärlor Från Svin).

9 responses to “Appartement II: pas de deux

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      Its difficult to know whether the awkwardness is my drawing or in the dance itself. Its a fascinating ballet, combining grace and beauty with, well, awkwardness is a good word for it. There is a real sense of the uncertainties of courtship expressed here. That’s what I mean by it not being pretty.

  1. I certainly enjoyed the clip and the art it inspired in you stands by itself very well. I think you have captured the movement and feel of the piece very well.

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