This Is The Edgar Degas Sculpture Than Launched A Musical

October 23, 2014 2:39 PM

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WASHINGTON (AP) — "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen," a famous sculpture by Edgar Degas that can be seen in museums around the world, is coming to life in a new musical exploring the story of a mysterious 14-year-old dancer and the artist who portrayed her.

The production imagines the story of Marie van Goethem, a struggling dancer in the world of the Paris Opera Ballet in the late 1800s when dancing represented a chance at escaping poverty. Degas took an interest in dancers for his paintings and sculptures, leaving behind images of young ballerinas po...

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