From now through Nov. 1, Carolina Ballet is putting on an evening-length set of dances in homage to Picasso, who designed sets for the legendary Ballets Russes. Sounds v cool.
“Picasso’s influence on 20th- and 21st-century dance was profound. His various strategies to evoke multiple perspectives simultaneously on the same body invoke the possibility of radical movement, potentially on the part of both the subject and the viewer. One can hardly call the subjects in earlier works like “Woman Playing the Mandolin” still: In shattering the human form into a complex aggregate of shifting planes, Picasso seems to be trying to capture a range of motion and a span of time in the single image.”
Top photo: Picasso’s Woman Playing Mandolin, taken from here; bottom, Carolina Ballet in Picasso from above linked to article.