The Paris Opera Ballet’s Dorothée Gilbert and István Simon, principal with Dresden’s Semperoper Ballett, are rehearsing Giselle for the 30th Rudolf Nureyev International Ballet Festival at the Kazan Opera in Russia. Ann Ray was there to capture some moments in the Rotonde Zambelli, named after the Milanese dancer and Paris ballet star, Carlotta Zambelli. It is one of the two … [Read more...] about Ann Ray photographs Dorothée Gilbert and István Simon rehearsing Giselle
"Bringing Cairo's dance and photography communities together..." is how the Ballerinas of Cairo defines its Instagram account. The BBC, however, thinks it's more than that: The Ballerinas of Cairo are refusing to be intimidated by the recent terrorist attacks that shook the Egyptian capital. Instead, they're taking to the streets. saying that its aim is to "reclaim the … [Read more...] about Ballerinas of Cairo “reclaiming the streets for women”?
Royal Ballet dancers Lauren Cuthbertson, Marcelino Sambé, Anna Rose O’Sullivan, Hannah Grennell and Gina Storm- Jenson grace the pages of the Winter 2016 issue of Town and Country magazine. A suitably festive shoot celebrates the Nutcracker in and around an Oxfordshire mansion. The magazine's Deputy Editor, Lydia Slater, writes, Within moments of my arrival at Shotover … [Read more...] about Lauren Cuthbertson and other Royal Ballet dancers grace the pages of Town and Country – sneak peek!
In December, Fondazione Prada will unveil its new exhibition space, Osservatorio, dedicated to photography and visual languages and located in Milan’s iconic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, which sits between La Scala and the Duomo. It was in the Galleria that Mario Prada opened his first shop in 1913 and over a century later it is still there, while so many other shops and bars … [Read more...] about Osservatorio – Fondazione Prada inaugurates its new photographic exhibition space
NYC Dance Project – husband and wife team, Ken Browar and Deborah Ory – have produced some of the most widely circulated images of dance on the internet. Leaps and other gymnastic feats will always be shared and liked more than most, but what makes Browar and Ory’s photos stand out is that they communicate not just movement, but interact with the viewer on a personal and … [Read more...] about The Art of Movement – a glorious new book from NYC Dance Project
Tour de Force III at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts was subtitled, a Dance Spectacular. In effect, the event brought many exceptional talents together, as is Ardani Artists’ custom, and it was also Sergei Polunin’s debut on America’s West Coast, something for Californians to get excited about. He was dancing with Natalia Osipova in Silent Echo, the piece created for them by … [Read more...] about In pictures – Ardani Artists’ Tour de Force III at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts
American Ballet Theatre's Misty Copeland posted a photo on her Instagram account last week by New York based photographer Gregg Delman. The photo is from his new book called, sensibly, Misty Copeland by Gregg Delman. Who would have imagined the storm it whipped up. @greggdelmanphoto A photo posted by Misty Copeland (@mistyonpointe) on Sep 24, 2016 at 6:46pm … [Read more...] about ABT’s Misty Copeland counterattacks after photoshopping allegations: “I’m happy and proud of my body”
Twelve black and white photos of trees might not grab your attention immediately, though if I add that they are millennium-old olive trees from Puglia, presented as large-format prints exhibited in the ISAIA Showroom in Madison Avenue as seen through the perceptive and sensual lens of Barbara Luisi, you’ll certainly want to take a look. Art critic Manuela De Leonardis writes … [Read more...] about Photographer Barbara Luisi brings the mystique of Puglia’s olive trees to New York
The Czech National Ballet’s triple bill Vertigo debuted in June and photographer Dasa Wharton was there to record it. The contemporary programme featured Radu Poklitaru’s Rain, Alexander Ekman’s Cacti and the piece from which the evening drew its title, Mauro Bigonzetti’s Vertigo. Rain by Radu Poklitaru music by Bach, Jacques Brel together with folk songs The … [Read more...] about Photo gallery of Czech National Ballet’s triple bill: Rain, Vertigo and Cacti
Photographer Albert Ayzenberg was born in the Ukraine, transferring to the United States when he was a child. It was there that he received his first camera. Since I was a little boy I've been fascinated with photography. When we moved to the United States my parents bought a Canon Sure Shot Supreme. I had never seen such an amazing camera. It blew my mind, and I started to … [Read more...] about Albert Ayzenberg photographing dancers, “it’s not just about capturing a beautiful silhouette”