Year :devised in 1949, first cast in 1984
Height: 40.5 cm
Material: bronze
Technique: lost-wax
Edition Size: 350+35 EA
Patina: blue
Maquette: original gouache “Ballerina Daliniana” 1949
References Descharnes: Dalí: The Hard and the Soft, Sculptures & Objects. Eccart, 2004. pg. 251 ref. 646

Dalí was fascinated with the art of dance and it was of great significance in his life and work.Elements of flamenco can be seen in this sculpture; the ruffles on the dress, its low neckline, and the hair pulled back in a bun. Dalí seems to capture the sense of movement perfectly. The dancer twirls around in a display of vitality and ecstasy, the layers of her skirt flaring out as she moves; the heaviness of the bronze contrasts with the lightness of the vibrant dancer. The faceless figure, a recurring motif in Dalí’s oeuvre, lures us in with her intense rhythm.