New Stamps on Dance from France

Swan Lake

france-swan-lake-stampSwan Lake (Russian title: Лебединое озеро / Lebedinoïe ozero) is a ballet in four acts with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (opus 20) and a libretto by Vladimir Begichev inspired by a German legend.

Issue Date: 10.10.2016 Designer: Jean Claverie Illustrator: Created from photos by Colette Masson/Roger-Viollet Process: Héliogravure Size: 105 x 75,5 mm Values: 1.40€

The Charleston

france-dance-stamp It evokes in our imagination a wild dance to jazz music, a Roaring Twenties elegance made of sequined dresses, long pearl necklaces and boyish cuts. Imported from the United States and by the Negro Revue Josephine Becker, the Charleston is characterized by jerky movements and a body position recognizable in all dancers: the feet outward, knees inward and hands each side of the body. Couples dance side by side or face to face, driven by the furious rhythm of the music. The stamp shows a man and a woman dancing spiritedly, a trumpet player in the background evokes inseparable jazz orchestras of Charleston. The patterns adorning the bottom of the stamp are inspired by art deco designs of the Roaring Twenties.

Issue Date: 10.10.2016 Designer: Nançy Pena Illustrator: Claude Jumelet (engraving) Process: Offset Size: 40,85 x 30 mm  Values: 0.70€

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