THE BALLERINA PROJECT
One of my favorite NYC sights is seeing dancers warming up in the subway…have you experienced it? You’re waiting for the train and all of a sudden the person standing next to you starts to do a plie. There’s just something about that kind of beauty against a urban backdrop.
Which is why I’m equally fascinated with a photo series that’s been around for sometime now, The Ballerina Project. It’s an ongoing project by Dane Shitagi that depicts ballerinas amongst organic backdrops.
The project has been going steady for 10+ years in New York and now it’s trying to move on to a new phase – mini documentaries to compliment the photographs. Dane hope these will give new audiences a more complete and accurate representative of ballet to help sustain its future.
**STORY was originally written for ARTNERDNY
amazing I just wish that one photo was in black and white to fit in with the rest of the series. Its a little distracting to see 1 color in a sea f black and white and can sometimes throw off the viewer. Otherwise a compelling series with a strong back story. - a senior photo major