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18.12.2017

Osma Harvilahti explores the energy of contemporary ballet dancers

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Fascinated by contemporary ballet dancers, Paris-based photographer Osma Harvilahti, expertly captured their bodies, when in motion.
Words: Thisispaper
Photography: Osma Harvilahti

sma was particularly interested in starting this project in Cape Town, South Africa, since the area has a strong tradition in dance. He was introduced to two companies — iKapa Dance Theatre and Cape Dance Company — which both play an important tole in the local dance community of Cape Town.

The body of a person who dances is a magnificent machine. Every limb, every arch, every glance conspires to turn a human being into a living sculpture. Osma finds it very inspiring, since dancer’s body is naturally dynamic. He closely observed dancers’ intense emotions expressed by movement, what resulted in a beautiful body of word.



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