Only a few days before the beginning of May, on April 28th, the world celebrates the art of dance.
As part of international dance day in 2019, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in Athens, Greece organized an entire day, dedicated to a group of dancers, performing in the space outside the foundation.
Children, amateur groups, and professional dancers gather to celebrate and perform with the unique talent that unites them.
Having taken ballet and modern dance lessons, I find dance such a wonderful way to express oneself.
Despite my enduring exposure to this art form, however, I never actually had captured any on film. My previous experimentation had been limited to street photography, nature coverage and portraits shoots.
Visiting this event during International Dance Day led me to develop a new aspect of my photographic style.
I enjoyed capturing small and yet special moments, taking a closer look at the movement of individual dancers within each group.
I was impressed by the shapes created by the dancers’ movements, something I tried to capture in my photographs.
Dancing can make you soar, or it can diminish your presence. Dancing is a means of demonstrating feelings or conversing in multidimensional words.
This has been one of my favorite projects as it forced me pay close attention to detail. I had to learn to simultaneously combine multiple very minute movements all into one frame.
About the Article
A subjective photographic study of the International Dance Day Project in Athens.