Company Noi, female dancers
Rehearsals of "DONNA" Company Noi, Antwerp. An ode to female dancers.
The Story behind this series:
In 2017 I met Valentina Nigro, founder and choreographer of Company Noi in Antwerp at an interactive dance performance at the Gallo-Roman archeological museum in Belgium. Female dancers moved among antique statues of women and among photographs by the late Marc Lagrange.
I connected with Valentina, one thing led to another and we agreed I could shoot during rehearsals for "DONNA", the piece she was working on at the time.
My fondness of dance goes back a long way. But I was always the girl too tall in the back when attending classes.
The final performance is the cherry on the cake, but there is a raw beauty watching & photographing rehearsals; the grace, effort & discipline that rhythmically leads to muscle memory is a beautiful process to capture.
To emphasize the motion I used the available light coming from big windows, I moved around constantly while panning or using long exposures.
Limited editions 1/25, signed & authenticated. Different sizes available upon request. Printed on archival Epson Exhibition Fiber.