Henry Leutwyler: Ballet (Hardcover)

Henry Leutwyler: Ballet By Henry Leutwyler, Henry Leutwyler (Photographer) Cover Image
By Henry Leutwyler, Henry Leutwyler (Photographer)
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After four years of collaboration with choreographer Peter Martins and the New York City Ballet, Henry Leutwyler was granted unprecedented backstage access to the Company during the winter of 2012. The resulting book, Ballet, reflects 30 years of his passion for the art form, realized in 30 days of photographing. Leutwyler inhabited the shadows of the stage and became "invisible," recording images of the dancers using nothing more than his 35mm Leica. He was able to explore the performers' personal space, affording a more abstract portrait--a visual slice of their frenzied existence in an art form predicated on perfection. Ballet is an homage to the gritty universe from behind the curtain, and a complement to its ethereal beauty as viewed from the front row. With impresario Lincoln Kirstein, George Balanchine co-created the New York City Ballet in 1948. What followed is arguably one the most revolutionary periods in ballet history as he redefined the art form, introducing abstract works performed with a signature speed, musicality, and precision. Under the leadership of Peter Martins, these are the hallmarks of the Company to this day.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783869305448
ISBN-10: 3869305444
Publisher: Steidl Dap
Publication Date: December 18th, 2012
Pages: 436
Language: English