Sculptural Dance Figures

 

The movement and balance of the body during dancing offers a myriad of fascinating shapes and forms for the artist. With added elegance and passion there is no shortage of inspiration to be captured. Even the most abstract artistic interpretation of dance can express the free spirit of a body in creative motion.

I’d venture to say that dance was the original performing art, evolving from the spontaneous expression of spiritual forces during tribal gatherings and also developed as a vehicle for storytelling and deity worship. This is evident in ancient rock paintings, which depicted the dancing of ceremonial performances and tribal celebrations vividly. Whether it be the spirit invocation of a shaman and their unpredictable body reactions during ecstatic trance states in healing rituals or the choreography of a group of dancers, all the entrancing dance movements have been recorded. Detailed dance performance were created by the ancient tribes as a means to pass down their history through the generations.
Dance is where chaos and harmony can merge and a dancer can transcend his individuality during a performance. The flexing muscles, the extended limbs, the exquisite balance and depth of rhythmic expression, during the sequence of his own sculpted movements, provides the perfect medium to be frozen in form by an artist, especially with sculpture. The cohesion of movement, mind and spirit providing an irresistible source of subject matter

 

 

 Bronze figurine of Tierra by Priess

 Art Deco Bronze figurine of Tierra by Priess

 

 

 

 

Erte Oriental Mystery Objets darte Bronze Vase 1990

 Erte Oriental Mystery Bronze Vase 1990

 

 

 

Esther Wertheimer_dance_with_shawl--artparks Dancer sculpture figure

‘Dance with Shawl’  –  Esther Wertheimer

artparks

 

 

 

 

1930's-Art-Deco-Goebel-Ballet-Russe-porcelain-figurine-Double-Crown

 1930’s Art-Deco Russian Ballet porcelain figurine – -William Goebel

 

 

 

 

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  Flamenco Dancers sculpture installation by Russian artist Ilia Idelchik at Spanish Village, Balboa Park, San Diego

sdflamenco.com

 

 

 

Bronze dance couple figurines sculpture

 Bronze dance couple figurines sculpture

Bronzedynasty

 

 

 

 "Abstract Dancer" Raku Vessel. Michael Gustavson

  “Abstract Dancer” Raku Vessel. Michael Gustavson

( Latitude Gallery )

 

 

 

Art Deco ceramic figure by Rudolf Podany for Keramos, Austria 1920s

 Art Deco ceramic figure by Rudolf Podany for Keramos, Austria 1920s – height 33.5 cm

 

 

Christien-Dutoit-three-ladies dancing closely sculpture

Christien Dutoit three dancers

 

 

White and orange dress worn by a dancer - Rosenthal

Rosenthal dancing figurine

 

 

Art and Fashion - Judith Meulenbe - art figurine

 ‘Art and Fashion’ – Judith Meulenbe

 

 

 

 

Art Deco pottery figure by Katzhutte

 Art Deco pottery figure by Katzhutte

 

 

 

 

French Art Deco Dancers by Pierre Laurel

 ‘Spring Dance’, French Art Deco Dancers by Pierre Laurel, circa 1925

( James Infante )

 

 

 

Bronze Dancing Lady Sculpture

 Bronze Dancing Lady Sculpture

 

 

 

C. Rossi- art deco sculpture

 C. Rossi- art deco sculpture

 

 

 

Cellicion Traditional Zuni Dancers - pottery dance

 Dancers Xyla Johnson, Tanicia Nastacio, and Alexandra Nastacio perform the Pottery Dance.

Cellicion Traditional Zuni Dancers celebrating the Summer Solstice at Chaco Canyon National Historical Park

 

 

 

CERAMIC-TANGO-DANCERS-FROM-ARGENTINA-11''-TALL

 Ceramic Argentinian Tango dancers

 

 

 

 

Art Deco Dancing Lady Clock

 Art Deco Dancing Lady Clock

sheryl’s-artdeco.com )

 

 

camugallery-com Art Deco dancer in crackleware

 Crackleware Art Deco dancer

 

 

 

DAUM PATE DE VERRE GLASS SCULPTURE of a dancing couple

 Dancing couple sculpture – Daum

 

 

 

 

Faience Dancer by D'Argyl -- Sheryls Art Deco

 Faience Dancer by D’Argyl

Sheryls Art Deco

 

 

 

Goldscheider pottery figurine-'Sailor's Dance' by Dakon, Austria-circa-1928

 Goldscheider pottery figurine –‘Sailor’s Dance’  by Dakon,

Austria circa-1928

 

 

 

The Walz Camille Claudel

 La Valse [The Waltz], 1889-1905 – Camille Claudel

 

 

 

Jacques Lipchitz - Dancer sculpture

 Jacques Lipchitz – Dancer

( Lipchitz was an ardent collector of  African art. )

 

 

 

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Pieces Of Puzzle – Rajendra Pradhan, India

 

 

 

Larche Raoul Francois-1860-191-lampe-de-table-modele-la-danse-

 Modele La Danse – Larche Raoul Francois table lamp

 

 

 

 

L'envol-bronze-de-Kees-Verkade,-à-Biot

 Kees Verkade sculpture at Biot

 

 

 

 Eve -1928-Cleveland Museum Of Art

 

 

 

Marie-Paule-Deville-Chabrolle---Tutt'Art@

 Marie Paule Deville Chabrolle sculpture

 

 

 

Maurice Bouval Nouveau Gilt Bronze Flamenco Dancer

 Maurice Bouval Nouveau Gilt Bronze Flamenco Dancer

 

 

Sherri K. McEuen - Butterfly Princess sculpture

Sherri K. McEuen – Butterfly Princess –bronze sculpture

 

 

 

Goldscheider Wein Art Deco Dancer Laurenzl 1930s Figurine

 Laurenzl Art Deco Dancer  1930s – Figurine – Goldscheider Wein

 

 

 

Robert Holmes dancing couple

 Robert Holmes Dancers IV

 

 

 

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Pair of porcelain dancing figurines – Robi

 

 

 

David Perret outdoor sculpture

 David Perret outdoor sculpture

 

 

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 Andrew Benyei Perfect Marriage – dancer sculptures

 

 

 

The Circle of Love sculpture by Kim Lawerence,

 The Circle of Love sculpture by Kim Lawerence,

Duncan McClellan Glass Dancing Vase

Duncan McClellan – Art Glass Dancing Vase

 

 

 

C.MIRVAL,bronze art deco dancing girl sculpture

 Bronze art deco dancing girl sculpture signed C.MIRVAL

 

 

 

Rieke-van-der-Stoep-dancers sculpture

Rieke van der Stoep

 

 

SOVIET-CAST-IRON-Clock-Molnija-1960's-Ballet-DANCERS

 Russian Ballet dancers clock Molnija  –1960’s-

 

 

 

Art-deco-metal-sculpture-'Liesse'(Jubilation)-signed-Fayral-(Pierre-Lefaguays-pseudonym)

Art deco metal sculpture “Liesse” (Jubilation) signed Fayral (Pierre Lefaguays pseudonym).

Height 11.4 inches

 

 

 

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 Roman relief with a dancing maenad

ca.-27 BC–14 AD

( Met Museum )

 

 

 

bronze Fayral statue art deco

 Fayral statue art deco

 

 

 

Edouard Cazaux dancers cup

 Edouard Cazaux dancers cup

 

 

 

Statue-of-a-Ballet-Dancer-London

 Statue of Anna Pavlova on the dome of the Victoria Palace Theatre , London

 

 

 

Steven McGovney-IDLE RICHE-Dancer Teapots

 Steven McGovney-Idle Riche -Dancer Teapots

 

 

 

 

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 Swirling Sprites vase by Judith Taylor

Judith-Taylor –  former soloist with the American Ballet Theater now using  movement to bring clay to life

 

 

 

 

Vintage-Galagray-Samba-Dancer-Salt-&-Pepper-Shaker-Set-Ceramic

 Vintage Ceramic Samba Dancer Salt-& Pepper Shaker Set –  Galagray-

 

 

 

Women dancing on Boiotian pot,-circa-640-BCE

 Female dancers on Boiotian pot,-circa-640-BCE

 

 

 

Brian Chessmar Bequest

 Brian Chessmar  – Bequest

USA

Rare Goldscheider Art Deco Danicing figurine -SIGNED-LORENZL-MADE-AUSTRIA

Rare Goldscheider Art Deco Danicing figurine -by Lorenzl, Austria

Dancers - Sheryl Zacharia abstract sculpture

Dancers – Sheryl Zacharia abstract sculpture

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Rene Buthaud flat collar Siamese dancer vase

Rene Buthaud flat collar Siamese dancer vase

Cowan Art Deco White Swirl Dancer figurine

Cowan Art Deco White Swirl Dancer figurine

1926

 

Dancer-by-Barry-Jackson-Bronze-Sculpture-Prima-Ballerina

‘Prima Ballerina’ – Barry Jackson

 

 

 

Ciboure-pottery-Décorateur-Richard-Le-Corrone - Saone Antiqities

Ciboure pottery Décorateur Richard Le Corrone

Saone Antiqities

 

 

 

Barsony-Sisters-Flickr

Vintage Barsony figurines

 

 

 

Anna-Polloy-dances-in-London,-c1922

Anna Polloy dancing in London – C 1922

 

 

 

German-art-deco dancing -figurine - Hertwig

Porcelain Art Deco figurine dancer

 

 

 

Rene Lalique-Figurine-Dora-Nude-Dancer-Sculpture-Folded-Sail-Swirling-Breeze

Rene Lalique nude glass sculpture

 

 

 

Royal-Crystal-Rock-Dancer-Girl-Ballerina-Figurine-statue

Crystal Ballerina sculpture

 

 

 

Dance sculptural art and funky house, ‘Love What You Feel’ – House Bros & Britalics – vocals by Joy Malcolm

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

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1 Comment

  1. kingsley
    Posted June 27, 2014 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    they are all good

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