“What Did the Ballerina Hear? The Unheard Music of Degas’s Paintings”Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Little Theater, Toledo Museum of Art
Artist Edgar Degas’s dance canvases ooze with “unheard” sounds that transcend the nuanced gestures and uncompromising poses of his ballerinas. By exploring the convergence of music, movement and opera in 19th-century Paris, Dr. Papanikolaou, Associate Professor of Musicology at Bowling Green State University, suggests possible soundtracks that help fill the aural space of Degas’s dance works.