Lisa Tomasetti

For the last 11 years I have been the Official International Tour photographer for “The Australian Ballet”, touring to Paris, Tokyo, China and New York.

On these tours I have embarked on my own personal photographic project where I remove the dancers from their controlled interior environment and place them in the urban landscape of the cities we visit; juxtaposing their stylised classical theatrical form with the everyday reality of city living. When placed within the physicality of the general public, the spectacular athletic prowess and sculpted forms of the dancers ( complete with  the extravagance of their stage costumes with their delicate finery ) creates a humorous take on the traditional Ballet portrait and is intended to celebrate and honour the dancers, the city and the dance.

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