Pointes and Pirouettes
The first final round of The South African International Ballet Competition took place earlier this week at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. This was the first time I got to shoot ballet. Come to think about it, it was the first time I ever went to see a ballet performance and I have to say that I found it surprisingly enjoyable. Especially if I have my cameras to keep me busy…
The combining contrast of subject and background puts the performers in a complementing light. The behind the scene warm-ups and preparation surrounding the stage gives the camera the opportunity to tell an insightful story. I just might have to attend the ballet more often.
Photos by Armand Hough