Ballerina Expresses Raw Emotions through Portraits of Delicate Dance Movements

Dancers use their bodies as finely-tuned instruments, communicating thoughts and feelings through movement. As Olga Kuraeva explains to Instagram Blog, to her, dance is “neither a philosophy nor a job” but a means of expressing emotion. Kuraeva's Instagram account overflows with the young woman's power and grace, the stunning photographs of her body in movement telling spellbinding stories.

Kuraeva dances with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, one of the oldest schools for classical ballet training. The intensive time and effort that has gone into her development as both an artist and dancer is highly apparent in the breathtaking composites that capture Kuraeva in motion.

The ballerina admits to preferring photography and videos, as opposed to an onstage performance, because of the opportunity she's awarded for a second chance and the lens' ability to capture the deep emotion she aims to communicate.

She explains her stance on the transparency she seeks in her craft: “I am not an actress. If I am not going through a certain emotion, I won't be able to express it through dance. It doesn't matter if I dance well or not – the most important thing is that I am real.”

Image by Alexander Yakovlev

Image via Darya Ryndina

Image by Alexander Yakovlev

Image by Alexander Yakovlev

Olga Kuraeva: Facebook | Instagram
via [Instagram Blog]

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