Dancers on the Streets of Russia

When you're walking along a busy street, it's not so easy to figure out a person's profession. Although, photographer Vitaly Sokolovsky's photo series entitled Dance-Petersburg certainly makes it easier to pick the dancers out of a crowd. Similar to Jordan Matter's Dancer's Among Us project in New York City, Sokolovsky captures the acrobatic movements of dancers in plain clothing, performing everyday tasks.

The photographer, who is based in Russia, travels across the world to take pictures of professional dancers leaping and contorting their bodies amongst less flexible folk who often look at them in awe. The clear difference in Sokolovsky's work is his varied locations. Though the photographer shoots in his native St. Petersburg, he also snaps shots across Europe and America.

Vitaly Sokolovsky on Flickr


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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