Please note this exhibition is open to the public from 22nd-31st January 2016, 11am-6pm.
In this, his second exhibition of dancers to be held at The Hospital Club Gallery, world renowned dance photographer RickGuest with long time collaborator Olivia Pomp, explore the supreme spirit and ensuing physicality that underpins a dancer’s art.
With this remarkable series of portraits he seeks to strip away the external layers of costume, role and performance to reveal the character of the dancers themselves. Once exposed, we see a life of dedication, resolve and sacrifice, reflected in their eyes and carved into their bodies.
In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The artist must be sacrificed to their art. Like bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give.”
Rick and Olivia have had the pleasure and honour of working with an astounding array of dancers and companies. The exhibition features such luminary dancers as Edward Watson, Tamara Rojo, Steven McRae, Marianela Nuñez, Alban Lendorf, Zenaida Yanowsky, Melissa Hamilton, as well dancers from the English National Ballet, the Royal Ballet, The Dresden Semperoper, Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance, the Richard Alston Company and the Royal Danish Ballet.
Medium:In a Limited Edition of Six Prints + Two Artist’s Proofs
Size:1453mm x 1090mm
Dancer with Wayne McGregor
Size:1990mm x 1500mm
Nehemiah Kish: Principal Dancer of The Royal Ballet, and Yuhui Choe: First Soloist of The Royal Ballet"
Principal of The Royal Ballet, 2013.
Medium:In a Limited Edition of Six Prints + Two Artist’s Proofs.
Size:1453mm x 1090mm.
Eric Underwood: Soloist of The Royal Ballet
First Soloist of The Royal Ballet, 2014.
First Soloist of The Royal Ballet, 2015.
Size:1990mm x 1500mm.
Principal of The Royal Ballet, 2015.
Soloist at English National Ballet, 2015.
Corps de Ballet, The Semperoper Ballett, 2014.
Principal of The Royal Ballet, 2014.
Coryphée, The Semperoper Ballett, 2014.
Principal of The Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet Company and Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, 2012.
Principal of The Royal Danish Ballet, 2015
Lead Principal and Artistic Director at English National Ballet, 2015.
Soloist of The Royal Ballet, 2015
Principal of The Royal Ballet, 2015
Dancer of The Richard Alston Dance Company, 2015