Butterflies have inspired the music and dance of cultures as diverse as Native Americans and early European free dancers. Fanciful butterfly ballets were staged in the late 19th century and became popular interludes in variety stage shows. The Danish ballerina Adeline Genée achieved stardom for her role in Les Papillons in 1900. She was described as “like Dresden china” and her dancing was as a “butterfly on the wing”.
Come and see our beautiful porcelain butterfly dancers and butterfly art from natural specimens in Christopher Marley ǀ Biophilia at WMODA and the Gallery of Amazing Things. Click here to reserve tickets.