Dancers of the Royal Ballet- A Photographic Exhibition
The Hospital Club hosts NOW IS ALL THERE IS - BODIES IN MOTION
Dancers of The Royal Ballet– A Photographic Exhibition
The Gallery at The Hospital Club, Covent Garden
25 January 10am - 4pm; 26 & 27 January 10am - 6pm FREE ENTRY
Now Is All There Is - Bodies in Motion is an exhibition of 34 stylized images of Royal Ballet dancers taken by photographer Rick Guest. Celebrating the physicality and expression of the dancers’ bodies, this exhibition captures them in a different light away from the Royal Opera House and uniquely styled by Olivia Pomp.
This series of black and white photographs is the fusion of three art forms: photography, fashion and dance. These images were taken over the last two years and illustrate key disciplines of ballet technique - balance and poise - but with a strong fashion edge that is both evocative and playful.
The exhibition takes its name from a quote by choreographer George Balanchine calling for his dancers to be ‘in the moment’, to never hold back and to give everything, ‘What are you waiting for? What are you saving yourself for? Now is all there is!’ This passionate plea has been realised in these photographs which captures some of The Royal Ballet dancers in an astonishing moment in time.
Each image is float-mounted and framed in American oak to form a dramatic installation. All art pieces are a limited edition of six and will be for sale.