Une Étude de Ballet

The forces of inquiry and experimentation, or mere curiosity, led us to our latest photoshoot. The photographs you are about to see are to be viewed as our photographic take on a study of ballet; this should help explain our second header in French! Using the unofficial trains’ cemetery of Thessaloniki as our set, we were given the chance to use a very harsh environment (one that, thankfully, only philosophically resembles an ordinary ballet class) to experiment and learn on one of the most classical styles of dancing. Needless to say, we were very lucky to have Eleni with us in this very educational endeavor. Read More

A formidable combination of power and grace, Kákia astounded us when her dancing proved to be amazingly robust but fluid at the same time. This fusion of control and imagination demonstrated a contradiction we were happy to witness during this specific photoshoot. To explain her dancing style and philosophy she had to educate us in the ways of Martha Graham; whose legacy Kákia considers her greatest influence. Kákia is a great example of a very new breed of dancers in Thessaloniki, one that has also been quite fashionable abroad, where the delicate dancing figures and clear cut motion of more orthodox dancing styles give way to physically stronger builds and more robust and abstract motion; which in our heads helps in manifesting a clearer and more dynamic, rather than ordained and expected, set of feelings. Read More

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