On the occasion of the International Day of Dance, which is celebrated on the birthday of the creator of the modern ballet Jean-Georges Noverre, various dance and performative performances take place around the world. At the eCollections, you can be inspired by dance motifs on photographs, paintings and sculptures in the collections of Czech museums and galleries. Will it be a sculpture of a dance ensemble in the musical tempo of rondo
, or "Death and the Peasant
", depicting the finiteness of life in the spirit of the memento mori? The Art Nouveau allegory
of the dance of the painter Ludvík Vacátek, on the other hand, is a challenge to joy and a celebration of the freedom of youth. Similarly, the illustration of Václav Fiala's folk dance
from the book "Mouthpiece and Other Ještěd Pictures" shows the dance of a girl and a boy in love. A short selection of forms of dance throughout history concludes with the Dance of Women during the Czechoslovak
Spartakiad in 1955, which is a symbol of the ideal of socialist collectivization.