Paul Rogers Studio

L.A. Ballet Sketchbook

FEBRUARY 22, 2010

The LA Times asked me to make some drawings during rehearsal of the  Los Angeles Ballet . The company was working on a program of three George Ballanchine ballets, “See the Music, Hear the Dance.”

It was a real privilege for me to have a chance to observe these wonderful dancers up close in their rehearsal studio in West LA. I could feel the energy in the room the minute I arrived, and it was clear that I was watching artists perform at a very high level. I also learned why visual artists have drawn and painted dancers so often throughout history; even when dancers are at rest, they seem to be striking poses that exude elegance and strength.

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