Posts tagged ‘Ballet’

February 14, 2013

Inspiration | Ballet by Alexey Brodovitch

Alexey Brodovitch‘s Ballet published in 1945 is one of the most legendary of photobook masterpieces. While already established as a leading influential art director and graphic designer, Brodovitch turned his photographic talents towards rehearsals and performances of ballet companies visiting New York stages. Shot in 35mm and disregarding traditional conventions of “good” technique, Brodovitch pushed the boundaries of description to create a panorama of images that perfectly captures the motion and spirit of dance. Books on Books #11 reproduces every dynamic page spread from this rarely seen volume along with a contemporary essay written by leading Brodovitch scholar Kerry William Purcell.

This book is published by www.errataeditions.com

February 12, 2013

Backstage | Sleeping Beauty


Images taken of English National Ballet‘s male dancers preparing for Sleeping Beauty at the Coliseum last month. You can view more ballet images on my website www.traceyfahy.com.

February 10, 2013

Sleeping Beauty | English National Ballet


These images were taken back in January at Coliseum in London.

July 18, 2012

BIG DANCE | Big Top Tent | Cabaret Day

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Highlights from Cabaret Under Canvas last Monday @ Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich.  Featuring dance and circus acts plus a live band, hosted by Michael Nunn and William Trevitt. The Artistic Directors of Balletboyz were recently awarded OBEs in the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours.

The stellar line-up of acts included English National Ballet, Luca Silvestrini’s Protein,  Olivier Award-winning Hip-Hop Dance Company Boy Blue Entertainment, Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists Hoop La LaRambert’s youth dance company Quicksilver, Blueprint Bursary winner Cathy Waller, Matt Hennem’s Liquid Crystal, Mid-American Pom Pons, Lotus Youth Dance Company, AD Dance Company and the Levantes Dance Theatre.

Supported by the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the event is part of the Greenwich Festivals, Big Dance and the London 2012 Festival.

Big Dance is delivered by the Mayor of London, Arts Council England, Foundation for Community Dance and a network of Big Dance Hubs. The programme in London is funded by Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK, with additional support from the Foundation for Sport and the Arts.

Greenwich Dance is the Big Dance Hub for South East London. The UK’s biggest ever celebration of dance ran from 18 May-15 July 2012 as part of the London 2012 Festival.

January 26, 2011

People @ Work 1

Gemma Spice, Wardrobe @ English National Ballet

Romeo & Juliet @ Coliseum, London (Jan 2011).

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Here is a breakdown of each shoot:

The main problem with this shoot was the restriction on aperture.  This was a very fast paced shoot and 400asa was not adequate for some of the low lighting images on the stage and the fast pace of the quick changes backstage and Gemma doing the laundry – did I mention the assignment was manual focus too?  So struggled with some of the technical issues here plus the shoot would have been much easier with a wider lens (ideally 24mm).  I would say this shoot was the least successful out of all 3 assignments for the above-mentioned reasons.

January 25, 2011

First assignment – People @ Work

Gemma Spice - Wardrobe @ English National Ballet

Caitlin Barrow, Paxton & Whitfield, Jermyn Street, London

Jon Spencer - Last Maker @ Foster & Son, Jermyn Street, London

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August 26, 2010

Photoshoot in Queen’s Wood

These photos are from yesterday’s very rainy shoot in Queen’s Wood, Highgate with ballerina & model Holly Owst and styled by Miss Peelpants @ Vintage-a-Peel (thank you ladies for doing such a fab job and enduring the torrential rain).
February 2, 2010

English National Ballet

Giselle @ Coliseum, London (January 2010).

Giselle can also be seen on a National Spring Tour visit www.ballet.org.uk for details.