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    Stroboscopic image of ballerina Nora Kaye performing a pas de bourrée in 1947

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    • URBAN TORONTO

      Stroboscopic image of ballerina Nora Kaye performing a pas de bourrée in 1947 Read more: http://life.time.com/photographers/its-about-time-gjon-milis-stroboscopic-portraits/#ixzz1t5CL0gl4

    • Juan H Garcia A [ jhg/ ]

      Gjon Mili—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Stroboscopic image of ballerina Nora Kaye performing a pas de bourrée in 1947.

    • Vanessa Knijn

      A stroboscopic image of a ballerina performing a pas de bourrée, 1947. (Gjon Mili—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

    • Laura Turner

      Stroboscopic image of ballerina Nora Kaye performing a pas de bourrée in 1947 by Gjon Mili (she almost looks like a slinkie)

    • Carletto di San Giovanni

      Stroboscopic (multiple exposure over continuous motion) image of ballerina Nora Kaye performing a pas de bourrée in 1947 © Gjon Mili

    • S.V.M. Enari-Potter

      © Gjon Mili, 1947, Stroboscopic image of ballerina Nora Kaye performing a ‘pas de bourree.' S)

    • tilden katz

      Stroboscopic image of ballerina Nora Kaye performing a pas de bourrée in 1947. Gjon Mili

    • Fortuna Fortunata

      Ballerina Nora Kaye | It’s About Time: Classic Stroboscopic Photos | LIFE.com

    • SILVI@

      © Gjon Mili, 1947, Stroboscopic image of ballerina Nora Kaye performing a "pas de bourre" “Time could truly be made to stand still. Texture could be retained despite sudden violent movement.” (Gjon Mili) Before Nora Kaye quit dancing in 1961 and literally threw her ballet shoes out of a car window, she was, according to John Martin, “an artist of unique gifts and virtually limitless powers.” In establishing herself as a new type of dancer, the “dramatic ballerina,” Kaye was the first American ballerina to be internationally acclaimed and to have a profound affect on ballet history. (read more)

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