Photographer, and ex-dancer, Yang Wang drew a lot of attention last year with his Living Dance photos of naked Angelin Preljocaj dancers. Now he has photographed a sequence called The Naked Dance with three of those dancers together: Aurélien Charrier, Carlos Ferreira Da Silva and Liam Warren.
Sophie Cullinane on her blog finds an elegant connection between these photos and Matisse's “La Danse”.
Yang Wang was born in 1975 in China, but now lives and works in Paris. He started his career as a dancer with the China People's Liberation Army Arts Academy. He joined Beijing Modern Dance Assemble in 1997. His connection with Angelin Preljocaj started when he joined the Ballet Preljocaj on 2002.
He has only been a photographer since 2007, focusing on fashion and stage work, but he's already causing quite a stir!
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano') about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman's Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia' column for Dancing Times magazine.