Apparition

I perfectly remember the observation : Aurélie Dupont, rehearsing in New York, in Marta Graham studio. Privilege. We spent hours together in that studio, otherwise we've been walking in the snow : after a terrible snow storm, NYC was immaculate. It was in January 2016, and I never forgot the privilege of photographing Aurélie in Marta Graham studio. Through the window, we could see the skyline and the river.

The privilege was new and familiar when I photographed again Aurélie last Saturday, rehearsing & performing another solo after Marta Graham.

Apparition, indeed. Or Art Vivant. What I love: in and out of time, ultimately present in a fleeting moment.

Aurélie Dupont, Principal dancer & Director of Paris Opera Ballet : a true artist, one of a kind.

 Aurélie Dupont / EKSTASIS solo choreographed by Virginie Mecene, after Marta Graham  © Ann Ray 2018 - any use of the image is strictly forbidden - copyright laws apply.

Aurélie Dupont / EKSTASIS solo choreographed by Virginie Mecene, after Marta Graham

© Ann Ray 2018 - any use of the image is strictly forbidden - copyright laws apply.