Ballet Russes

The Ballet Russes were a revolutionary dance company who operated from 1909 - 1929. With Sergei Diaghilev's encouragement they broke free from classical restraints and raised the status of the ballet dancer to that of the interpreter.

To try to convey the dancer pushing against boundaries I created a stretchy body stocking and photographed a person (me) inside wrestling and trying to break free. The photographs were then used in a piece I wrote about Ballet Russes.Self Initiated Project.

Below is a photograph of me in costume, getting ready to pose.

Quite a topical subject since the V&A are currently showing an exhibition on the famous Ballet Russes.
Well worth a visit.

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