Havana, Cuba 2012
Signed and numbered limited-edition prints
Museum quality: archival inks
100% photographic baryta paper
21×30 cm: 45€ – 200 pcs
30×42 cm: 85€ – 200 pcs
42×60 cm : 220€ – 50 pcs
From the outside, the house looks like any other. On the inside, hundreds of dancers are practicing at the largest ballet company in Cuba. The director Ballet Nacional de Cuba is Alicia Alonso, one of eleven people in the world that have ever been named “prima ballerina assoluta”. Because of an eye disease in her early 20’s, she was partially blind during the rest of her career.
I met Eduardo Blanco, one of Cubas most famous ballet choreographers. He showed me the dance company and I returned many times. Ballet may be beautiful when performed on a stage, but when looking at it between worn walls in the outskirts of Havana, it becomes unbelievably intimate.