SOSSUSVLEI BALLET - LE CORSAIRE PAS DE DEUX
The male dancer's poses mirror the central tree and he also has a variety of poses in the background with the other trees. In the near foreground, the dancers have been caught dancing the pas de deux. This celebrates her, Medora the slave girl's rescue by the male dancer, Conrad the sailor, from being sold into slavery in a Pasha's harem. This picture poses many questions including, are petrified trees slaves to their static posture that has endured more than 900 years?
Artist: MALCOLM LEVINKIND
Medium: Photographic print on fine art archival paper.
Print Sizes Available:
- 70cm x 50cm / 27" x 20"
- 90cm x 65cm / 35" x 25"
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Namibian landscape images of the iconic Sossuvlei, "dead-end marsh", were combined with ballet. Sossusvlei in Namibia is famous for its giant red dunes and petrified trees in the salt and clay pans. The trees appear to have balletic forms and make the perfect setting for the dancers I photographed during their live performances. I juxtaposed the emotions of the live dancers with the nine hundred-year-old trees to accentuate classical ballet poses.