Portrait of a Dancer
Realisation & Critical Rationale
From the beginning I knew that I wanted to do a project related to dance, this form of art has always fascinated me.
In my opinion dance is an ancient form of communication and its history closely follows the development of human race.
In connection with my fascination, sa first step I started to talk to my friend Alexandra for whom flamenco and Tango is the best form of expression her femininity. Just by watching her performance I learnt how important is rhythm combine with dancer’s attitude. I took this opportunity and I started taking pictures of her performance to use this as base of research for inspiration. From that moment I began more actively looking for different variety of dances and I established new relationships with people like designers, dancers, choreographers and photographers.
This environment gave me impression of positive opportunities and experiences, however not everything that happened during the formation of the project turn out to be as positive as I first had hoped. I encountered many technical barriers such as faulty equipment, time schedules incompetence and bad weather conditions. This turn of event put me through so much stress that I had to change my original plans and I decided to concentrate on studio photoshoot and cooperation with one dancer Louis Lewinson.
Louis Lewinson life approach and his passion for dancing very intrigued me, his professional approach to his passion, assures me that I could rely on him in co-operation.
The first photo shoot was held in the Coventry University photo studio but it turned out to be too small for dancer to move freely and white backgrounds lost sharpness of the powder in the photo. Another photo session I organised in a dance studio and on the theater stage. I would not be able to complete my project without help and support which
I had received from Coventry University. Despise difficulties met along together I have managed to create desired result. After completing work on the publication of the project my work were exhibited in the gallery in Coventry and London.