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"The Dancer and the Dance: Prints, Drawings and Photographs" Opens at the U.Va. Art Museum

CHARLOTTESVILLE.- In honor of the upcoming residency of renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones in November, the University of Virginia Art Museum presents an exhibition of images of dance, drawn from its own and private collections. “The Dancer and the Dance: Prints, Drawings and Photographs” opened July 29 and runs through Dec. 23. “Dance may be the most ancient art form, because it turns the human body into a work of art,” museum director Bruce Boucher said. “Photography captures the most ephemeral and detailed of dance gestures, and artists have shown that the static and kinetic are ultimately one. Great art allows us to be aware of this fact, whether in classical dance or in the visual records of photographers, printmakers, sculptors and draftsmen.” The artists