This is about last year's issue, but still is so relevant. The March 2016 issue of Harper's Bazaar featured a photo series of Misty Copeland, who is the first black woman to become principal dancer of the American Ballet theatre, recreating some of the worlds most famous ballet paintings and sculptures by artist Edgar Degas. The project's photographers and founders of the NYC Dance Project, are Ken Browar and Deborah Ory. Their attempt was to bring Degas' works into the '21st century' by showcasing the changing faces of ballet. "It wasn’t so much us trying to reproduce Degas' paintings as it was to bring Misty into them, and to bring the ballet community up-to-date.We’re seeing all body types, all types of people: black, white, Asian, you name it. We’re seeing everything. It's time that gets reflected." " Ken told Upworthy.
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