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Young Dancer
Young Dancer
Young Dancer
Young Dancer
Young Dancer
Young Dancer
Young Dancer
Young Dancer
Young Dancer
Young Dancer
Young Dancer
Young Dancer

© Chris Beetles Ltd and Bowman Sculpture. Photo credit: Irene Iacono / Art UK

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The sculpture was offered to Westminster Council by the Plazzotta Estate on the condition that the council bore all expenses of erection, lighting, maintenance and insurance. The dancer is depicted seated on a stool, with her left foot resting just above her bent right knee. Her right foot is pointed into the ground and her hands are lightly resting on her left leg. Her hair is tied back in a bun and she is wearing a flimsy dress and ballet shoes. Throughout his career, Plazzotta explored the theme of dance. He started in 1967, inspired by Royal Ballet dancer Nadia Nerina, and continued with several other sculptures of Rudolf Nureyev, which were widely acclaimed. He also made two studies of Vanessa Redgrave in her role as Isadora Duncan. 'Young Dancer' was put forward by Westminster’s Planning and Transportation Department as a part of a scenic project to transform the west end of Broad Court.

Title

Young Dancer

Date

1988

Medium

bronze

Measurements

H 152 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

WC2B_II_S018

Acquisition method

gifted to Westminster City Council by the Plazzotta Foundation

Work type

Statue

Owner

Westminster City Council

Custodian

Westminster City Council

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

16th May 1988

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

on the back of the statue's self-base: BURLEIGHFIELD / ENGLAND

Inscription description

on a bronze plaque on the platform: City of Westminster / YOUNG DANCER / by / ENZO PLAZZOTTA (1921–1981) / erected by Westminster City Council / in association with the Plazzotta Estate

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Located at

Broad Court, Westminster

WC2B 5QH

On a raised platform at the west end of Broad Court, facing onto Bow Street.