Alameda Civic Ballet's The Impressionists was a work whose vision was to 'bring to life the art of Degas, Monet, Renoir & Toulouse-Lautrec'. The program, inspired by the paintings of famous Impressionist artists and the music of that time, was performed on April 4, 2009.
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Robert Greer and Susan Roemer perform 'Degas Dancers'
Paris Opera Ballet School 1888, the images of the familiar paintings of Edgar Degas come to life.
The Bronze Girl comes to life as Degas's inspiration.
On this day, the students are honored to be visited by l’Étoile (the star), reigning prima ballerina.
Based on a Renoir painting, families and friends gather at the Moulin de la Galette for an outdoor dance.
With its earliest beginnings as a social dance for couples, the cancan has evolved into the liveliest form of cabaret entertainment.
The lively 'cancan' was based on a painting by Toulouse-Lautrec.
For Monet, his gardens at Giverny became a world that stood in for every landscape he had explored.
The Water Lilies in Monet's Garden.
Weeping Willows in Monet's Garden.