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<small>Photo by Alexander Kitayev of Irma Nioradze as Odette in "Swan Lake".</small> III-rd International Ballet Photography Exhibition
From Nijinsky to La Ribot - A journey through collection from 1880 to 2002
June 11th - September 20th 2002
A selection of amazing photographs (from the collection of e-Onegin.com) showing ballet, dance and conceptual performance. From early photographs of Petipa in the 1880's, this unique collection of photographs, many of which have never been shown before, takes the viewer through the history of the art of ballet photography to the cutting edge images of contemporary performance.
The annual exhibition of ballet photography first opened at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in June 2000 where more than 50,000 visitors were impressed by a collection of the best images of the Mariinsky Ballet.
A developing tradition, the International Ballet Photography Exhibition has already become a must on the calendars of photography connoisseurs and ballet enthusiasts. This year's collection of 500 outstanding images from around the world shows the development of the genre of dance photography focussing on its position as probably the most challenging of all forms of photography. The photographs in this collection reflect upon the aesthetics of the human body in its relationships with movement and technical challenges.
Luke & A Gallery
4, Pollen Street
London W1S 1ND
nearest tube Oxford Circus
Open Mon-Sat 11am-8pm
web site: www.e-onegin.com
here is the link to the full Press Release Stuart adds:
Do go if you are in London and get the chance. Remember that it is a private gallery so don't expect a large exhibition, but the gallery space itself has been lovingly converted and the Managers are genuine enthusiasts and it shows in their choices.
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