Painting: The Rehearsal by Edward Degas Framed by a spiral staircase, a tableau of ballerinas captured in frozen arabesques under the watchful eye of a ballet master is the focus of Edgar Degas' "The Rehearsal." A single pair of legs steps onto the rehearsal hall floor as the painting comes to life. Descending the stairs is Anna, a beautiful young ballerina, the newest member of the 'corps de ballet' and the object of the Maestro's amorous intentions. Anna however, has an eye for a young street musician -the violinist, Mischa. In a vivid love story set against the backdrop of the ballet world of the 1920s, "Language of the Heart" tells the story of Anna and Mischa's true love and the achievement of their dreams at the Maestro's premiere.