“Dress Rehearsal for the Ballet(?),” Edgar Degas, circa 1873

I am a little unsure of the title for this fairly typical painting by Edgar Degas; I can’t find it featured on any English-language sites.  It is named in German as “Generalprobe des Balletts auf der Bühne.”  (The title above is the same when plugged into Google Translate.)

 

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Bee there or bee square.

There’s been some truly terrific new poetry published over at The Bees Are Dead; please stop by to enjoy a few dark or dystopian visions in verse.

The site is hosting both Paul Brookes’ “Telehaptic Love” and Wayne F. Burke’s “Bomber.”

You can also find what is a first for B.A.D. — Alastair Gambling’s “tone-poem,” entitled “A Certain Period.”  From the B.A.D. Facebook page: “Gambling is a musician/music teacher by trade and this composition is a feat of technical brilliance. Experimenting with minimalism, unconventional time-signatures and discordant harmonies, ‘A Certain Period’ builds-up gradually creating a wonderfully evocative soundscape of paranoia and timelessness with an appropriately sci-fi aesthetic – very dystopian!”

 

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Photo: Taken from British Bee Journal & Bee-Keepers Adviser, 1873.  By Internet Archive Book Images [No restrictions], via Wikimedia Commons.