ballerinas in city streets by lisa tomasetti

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I clearly have a thing for photographs with ballerinas as subjects. First it was Jose Romussi’s colorburst thread stitched dancers followed by Bob Carey’s Tutu Project then Little Shao’s series of ballerina’s in Paris  and now these great images by Lisa Tomasetti.  

Tomasetti captures the elegance of classic ballet positions (the grand jeté and the arabesque penchée) in unexpected environments such as rough street corners, subway stations, and bustling shopping districts around the city streets of Paris, Tokyo, and New York. They’re whimsical and raw at the same time and I just can’t get enough.

More of Tomasetti‘s work here.

Photos: My Modern Met

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  1. Oh. My. Gosh. This is absolutely stunning! I have been dancing for 20 years, and I have never heard of her. What a beautiful concept. I definitely need to find more of these!

  2. These photographs are incredible. I used to know a prima ballerina in New York. It is really moving to see these. Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. These are gorgeous. I've just re-started my ballet journey this year with the goal of dancing en pointe before my 30th birthday. It has got to be one of the most photogenic arts.

  4. Ballet in an urban outdoor setting where you’d think it wouldn’t belong. Beautiful. How do I get the rights to one of these photos if they are copyrighted?

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