Motion Blur

Posted by on August 31, 2011

Andrea Paolini Merlo is a dancer and choreographer at the Hungarian National Ballet Company.  And she photographs her fellow dancers in such a way that the choreography is still evident in a still photograph.   Her images are stunning.  You can feel the movement and energy these mere humans use to elevate their bodies past ordinary, to an extraordinary level.A lifetime ago, I was a lighting designer for a ballet company.  These images remind me of that time.  The best part of being on tour with a company is the dancers.  Seriously, they were truly artists.  The company that I worked with did not have a prima ballerina, they were all part of the company and could dance any part at any time.  And they were all fabulous.

all images by Andrea Paolini Merlo

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