July 30, 2018

Athletic Ballet Dancers Photographed on the Streets of Melbourne

For over four years, Omar Z. Robles has been photographing ballet dancers from companies around the world. Placing them in an urban setting, he’s able to capture a different view of classical dance—one that is more egalitarian. On a recent trip to Melbourne, Robles was reminded of just how much his work can touch the public. While in Australia, Robles was met with challenges.

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May 21, 2018

Interview: Unique Graceful Movements of Dancers Frozen in Time

Created by Brooklyn-based photographers Ken Browar and Deborah Ory, the NYC Dance Project has been capturing the beauty of dancers since 2015. Merging their backgrounds in fashion and editorial photography, the duo has amassed an impressive portfolio of dance portraits. And by working with the world’s top dancers at institutions like the American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and Alvin Alley American Dance Theatre, NYC Dance Project is immortalizing contemporary dancers.

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October 4, 2017

Computer Generated Lines Gracefully Map the Delicate Movements of a Ballet Dancer

This beautiful short film, titled Ballet Rotoscope and created by Tokyo-based design group EUPHRATES, illustrates the delicate movements of a ballet dancer. As the ballerina moves, different points on her body are traced by a computer-generated technique called rotoscoping, to reveal the geometric beauty of dance. Rotoscoping is a method that is often used for visual effects in live-action movies.

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