Contour by Getty Images’ projection Ballet by Henry Leutwyler is a small excerpt from his Taschen book of the same name, released earlier this year.
In 2012, Leutwyler was granted unprecedented access to the NYC Ballet and spent months photographing behind-the scenes and in the rehearsal studio. He particularly focused on movement and unguarded moments.
The experience left Leutwyler transfixed:
"The photographs in this book are an ode to the brilliant men and women of the New York City Ballet. For inviting us to places we’ve forgotten and for effortlessly transporting us outside of our everyday selves. More than just dance, ballet is an expression of human emotion in all its forms—love, despair, passion, hope and most importantly, joy. "
We are transfixed too.
Photography by Henry Leutwyler
Video produced by Josh Davis and the Contour team.
Music : Cirkestra/ Circus Family/ Getty Images Music