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Edgar Degas, Two Ballet Dancers, c.1879 (Image via totallyhistory.com)

The French painter, Edgar Degas, painted dancers. Now, dancers plan to dance his paintings. Playwright Daniel Ciba has put together a show about the dancers Degas painted. (Most of Degas’ paintings are of dancers.) The Boiling Point Players will start its season with Ciba’s Positions October 19-28 at Houston’s Beacon Theatre, 5102 Navigation Blvd. The description reads:

Positions is a fictional imagining of the life of the painter Edgar Degas, told by twelve of the dancers he painted. Their stories echo the history of the theater; each voice desperately struggling to present her position, as one by one they vanish from the stage. Ranging from the beautiful to the violent, these “paintings” construct a fragmented depiction of the power and chaos enacted by artists on their creations.

It sounds so Impressionistic.

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