CANOVA AND DANCE
Marmor in Bewegung
Carved in stone, yet full of movement: Antonio Canova’s "dancer" takes visitors of the Bode Museum in its spell. The sculpture by the Italian sculptor (1757-1822) combines what many think of as two opposites: the strength of the marble and the weightlessness of dance. The upcoming exhibition "Canova and Dance" (21 October 2016 to 22 January 2017) puts the sculpture of the dancer at the center. The “dancer” will be surrounded by paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures with all of them supporting a more refined understanding of Canova’s approach to his favorite motif. Together with art educators of the museum, Staatsballett dancers Alicia Ruben and Giacomo Bevilacqua will take you on a guided tour through the exhibition and will explain the special relationship between dance and the visual arts. There will also be a special holiday workshop from 24 to 27 October 2016 for young people (in German). Some places are still available, so register right away!