Rob Becker’s portraits of dancers, ballet masters, and choreographers from around the world show them in their most natural environment: the dance studio. It goes without saying that these often bare rooms, far removed from the stage, lights, costumes, make-up, and roles, are where they spend the majority of their working lives. The images reflect the creativity of the moment, offering a rare glimpse into the private realm beyond the performance or rehearsal. In photographs of poses and movements, as well as close-ups, intimate and more candid shots of the dancers, Becker deftly frames the personalities and great athletic strength of these remarkable individuals.
196 p, ills colour, 24 x 34 cm, hb, English