Mademoiselle Non

Illuminated by a spotlight, balancing on the tip of her beautifully arched foot, the famous "Mademoiselle Non" begins to lift her leg as though it were an impossibly elegant construction crane. Higher and higher — so high it's almost painful to watch. Her strength and elasticity allow her to move with the precision of a machine. Finally her leg touches her ear, forming a perfect six o'clock position in line with the other leg. The audience gasps and the dancer's green eyes shimmer with triumph. She is entirely in control of her time and space. Confident and independent, she is the...

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