Fulmat Television and Film Limited

'The Little Dancer, Aged 14' by Edgar Degas

'Little Dancer, Aged 14'
by Edgar Degas

transmitted 24th April 2004

The statue of the young girl in a real ballet dress is often seen today just as a pretty image of dancer making one of the classic moves of ballet. But to the people who first saw the statue when it was unveiled it was a dangerous, even disgraceful, portrayal of a degenerate girl little more than a whore. The programme reveals the story of the real woman who Degas used as a model and includes revelations about how the statue as actually made.

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