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Classical dance inherited a form of French courtly dance that has been practised in Western Europe since the 17th century and forms an essential component of Ballet performances, drawing on a number of techniques and precise, graceful movements. Mark Olich succeeds in illustrating these movements through his photographs, which provide the means to discover the spirit of rigour and clarity, the concern for elegance and clarity that are essential to classical dance. On the stage or in the wings, he captures and immortalises the agile and delicate movements of dancers.Read more Read less
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Mark Olich is a Russian photographer whose works are entirely focused on the worlds of theatre and dance. Each of his shots, without exception, belongs to a very specific series. To date, In the Wings and Theatrical Performances are the two major series illustrating his work. The photographs concerned all convey lively emotion, captured both on stage and behind the curtains.