Dalí was fascinated with the art of dance and it was of great significance in his life and work. He was especially attracted to the passion and flamboyance of the flamenco, known for its ability to explore the full range of feelings and emotions. He was an avid admirer of the “flamenco queen” of Spain, “La Chana”, and would often watch her perform, with his pet ocelot in tow. Elements of flamenco can be seen in this sculpture; the ruffles on the dress, its low neckline, and the hair pulled back in a bun. Dalí seems to capture the sense of movement perfectly. The dancer twirls around in a display of vitality and ecstasy, the layers of her skirt flaring out as she moves.