Lots of good, young, ballet dancers aspire to attend summer intensive workshops put on by some of the most prestigious ballet companies in the nation. To be accepted, the girls need to submit an application, accompanied by a photo of the dancer doing one or more ballet poses, including an arabesque, and a headshot. Many times, a dancer (or a bunch of dancers at a studio) will simply have a mom or dad with a camera snap a frame or two at the studio and submit them with the girls'…
From the book "Martine, petit rat de l'opéra" by Marcel Marlier & Gilbert Delahaye; or, as I knew it, "Anita no ballet". I remember propping this up on a music stand and doing the positions in my bedroom.
Paris-based photographer Little Shao (aka Thinh Souvannarath) unites the two in his dance-inspired photo series. His beautiful artworks depict athletic, graceful ballet dancers — many in pedestrian clothes — set in urban environments. In my dreams
This picture portrays movement because it shows the dancer getting ready to change her pose. It also looks as if the dandelions are about to fly away into the wind. This picture is a graceful way to show movement.