It is impossible to look at photos by Oliver Endahl without being reminded of something we are very well aware of here at DanseTrack:
Yes, dancers are amazing!
A former dancer himself, having studied at the San Francisco School of Ballet for 10 years, Oliver now works as a professional ballet photographer. His current, ongoing fine art project is titled Ballet Zaida. This project is essentially a showcase for the finest display of ballet technique featuring dancers from companies and schools from around the world.
So what inspired Oliver Endahl to start Ballet Zaida?
“The purpose of Ballet Zaida is to expose the world to ballet, and to evolve the art of ballet itself. A lot of people are concerned that ballet is a dying art, and I want to change that. I think that an online photography project is the perfect way to introduce ballet to the masses, and to make the art form more accessible to the public.”
With that— We’ll just let the photos speak for themselves.
- To see more of Oliver Endahl’s work, log onto his website at: http://www.balletzaida.com/Ballet_Zaida/Ballet_Zaida.html
- An interview in which he discusses his approach to photographing dancers can be found at the Dancing Bran Flakes: http://dancingbranflakes.blogspot.com/2011/01/interview-with-ballet-zaida.html
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