I had the opportunity to spend a few hours with the Balleteatro Nacional in San Juan one day last week. What a great experience! To be able to see the dancers up close as opposed to from the audience made a huge difference in my perception of their process. What looks so effortless from the audience translates to quivering muscular strength when up close. The experience also gave me a better appreciation of the volume of space taken up in just a single dance move.
It’s been difficult trying to communicate to people what the process is that I will be using for this project. Most people think I want to simply paint the dancers but that’s not the case. What I’m trying to attempt doing is to capture the essence of the dance movements themselves. I’m hoping that by posting images as I go along it will be easier to understand. If anyone has any questions, just pop me a comment and “we’ll chat”.