The Ballet Dancers of Don Quixote
Bolshoi Ballet Theater, Moscow, 2015
Ballet as a technique, like other classical Baroque figurative arts, is known for it’s favored symmetry, it’s dynamic balance, and the at most harmony of the entire body. The character of Don Quixote is part of a group of world famous dancers playing at the sold out Bolshoi Ballet Theater in Moscow. The shown photograph has been taken during the piece “Don Quixote”, originally called “The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quijote of La Mancha” – a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615. Don Quixote is considered to be one of the most influential works of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. The venerable „president lounge“ in the renowned russian cultural institution was selected for thetemporary studio to receive the dance icons directly from the stage between their sessions. As sometimes, to portray the stars, their disposability took only a few seconds, before they were called on stage again. The play regularly gaines standing ovation of the jubilant audience. The pictures were taken with a digital Phase One IQ280 100 Mpx medium format camera.
Photographs 150×100, ltd. ed. of 10 (2017)
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