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Gallery: Portraits of Royal Ballet dancers by photographer Rick Guest

A new exhibition and two new books focus on what it takes to be a ballet dancer.

By Ottilie Thornhill (Winner of the Kings Cultural Challenge)

29 December 2015 at 4.21pm | 3 Comments

A new exhibition of photographs by Rick Guest featuring images of members of The Royal Ballet will be on display at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden in January 2016.

The exhibition, entitled What Lies Beneathwill be accompanied by the release of two books of photographs. The first — of the same name — features photographs from the exhibition and the second commemorates Rick’s 2013 exhibition, The Language of the Soul.

The two collections — which include photographs of Royal Ballet Principals Edward Watson, Sarah Lamb, Steven McRae, Lauren Cuthbertson, Zenaida Yanowsky, Marianela Nuñez and Thiago Soares in addition to other members of the Company — share many themes. Both strip back the many production elements of a stage performance to offer an insight into the skills and sacrifices of the dancers to create an impression of effortless beauty.

The exhibition What Lies Beneath runs 22–31 January 2016 at The Hospital Club, Covent Garden.

A limited run of the books What Lies Beneath and The Language of the Soul are now available to buy.

More images can be seen at rg-dance.com

This article has 3 comments

  1. marilyn weston responded on 30 December 2015 at 12:17pm Reply

    have bought he two books
    they are wonderful

  2. marilyn weston responded on 30 December 2015 at 12:17pm Reply

    will the carmen ballet on bbc ever be released as a dvd?

    • Chris Shipman (Interim Head of Online Content) responded on 5 January 2016 at 10:38am

      Hi Marilyn,

      Details of any release will be announced via these pages, but no details have yet been confirmed.

      Thanks,

      Chris

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