The Essence of Ballet 08
: Ingrid Bugge
I followed The Royal Danish Ballet closely over a period of two years. I got under the skin of the dancers; their challenges, their victories, the stories they so passionately tell with their bodies, and the secret adventures that happens behind the curtain. I got a deep understanding of the world of ballet and the classic tales the dancers unfold. All of that resulted in the art project The Essence of Ballet stems.
The photographic collages visualize the nerve and soul of ballet and resemble the classical painting in their expression. The intention of the art project was to capture and condense moments from the ballet performances to reveal the essence of ballet.