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Video - Panta Rei Danseteater 'Lullaby'

Norwegian dance company Panta Rei Danseteater, late last year, conducted a little experiment whereby three dance makers created two pieces with the same name based on the same idea, featuring three male dancers and two musicians, to see what the outcome was.

June 2nd, 2016

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Taking photographs of dance is hard, really hard, especially if you want to do it well. You can't use flash, you're working in low light most of the time and you're forever bumping into things in the dark.

Gérard Uféras, a French photojournalist, is presenting his outstanding efforts in this most difficult of fields with an exhibition. He spent a season with the Paris Opera Ballet, behind the scenes and in the wings, and the photos from that season make up the content of the show at the Gallery of Hermes in New York.

Let's face it, if you're going to spend time doing a photo journal on a ballet company it might as well be the one regarded as the best in the world. Now we know it's ballet and we're all about the contemporary here but this is excellent work so its worth a perusal if you're in the neighbourhood.

The exhibition, entitled 'In The Company of Stars', runs from June 8th to July 21st at the Gallery of Hermes, 691 Madison Avenue, Manhattan, New York. If you can't make it to NYC then you can grab the book of the same name, released in September and available from all respectable online book seller types.

More information on the exhibition at the link under the photo below.

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[ Hermes Gallery ]

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