Is classical ballet “rock” or “dust”? Yesterday, the Royal Ballet of Flanders invited us to reflect on the past and the future of this art form, on its roots and evolution, via a mesmerising performance of William Forsythe’s Artifact.
Fab photographer Alice Pennefather stepped into the general rehearsal at Sadler’s Wells and shares below her images of this Forsythe masterpiece. We say: go see it while you can! There is one remaining London performance tomorrow at Sadler’s Wells and then a very last chance to catch the company in Artifact during the International Dance Festival in Birmingham.
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All Photos: © Alice Pennefather
About Alice Pennefather:
With a twin brother flying high as a star of the Royal Ballet, Alice’s creative talents lie in image making. After studying photography at Falmouth College of Arts, she spent 6 years travelling and working abroad, focusing on scuba diving and filming underwater. She has recently returned to London and rediscovered her love of everything Ballet. Alice now works as a freelance photographer, and is a regular at the Royal Ballet General Rehearsals – photographing for us here at The Ballet Bag.
You can see more of Alice’s work at Alice Pennefather – Dance Photography.