Omar Z Robles | Dancers Practicing On The Streets Of Cuba

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Over the past two years I’ve devoted my work almost exclusively to photographing ballet dancers within urban settings.

Cuba has one of the top ranked ballet companies, thus why I dreamt of visiting the island for a long time. Their dancers are just some of the best dancers in the world. Perhaps it is because movement and rhythm runs in their afro-caribbean blood, but most likely it is due to the Russian school of training which is part of their heritage.

Thanks to a grant from the Bessie Foundation I was able travel a few weeks ago to Cuba. To my surprise, on my visit  I ended up documenting a different kind of dance. I found myself  tangled between the rhythm of the ballerinas I set myself to shoot and the cadence of the Cubans in the streets balancing their lives in an effort to make it through each and every day.  And  I was swept off my feet by that dance. (more after the jump)- Omar Z Robles

Omar Z Robles | Dancers Practicing On The Streets Of Cuba, #artpeople

Daniela Cabrera | Fujifilm X-Pro2 90mm F2| Omar Z Robles

Omar Z Robles | Dancers Practicing On The Streets Of Cuba, #artpeople

Laura Tosar | Fujifilm X-Pro2 90mm F2 | Omar Z Robles

Omar Z Robles | Dancers Practicing On The Streets Of Cuba, #artpeople

Javier Rojas | Fujifilm X-Pro2 56mm F1.2 | Omar Z Robles

Omar Z Robles | Dancers Practicing On The Streets Of Cuba, #artpeople

Yanet Álvarez | Fujifilm X-Pro2 90mm F2 | Omar Z Robles

Omar Z Robles | Dancers Practicing On The Streets Of Cuba, #artpeople

Javier Rojas & Keyvin Martínez

Omar Z Robles | Dancers Practicing On The Streets Of Cuba, #artpeople

Sadaise Arencibia

Omar Z Robles | Dancers Practicing On The Streets Of Cuba, #artpeople

Daniela Fabelo & Daniela Cabrera

Omar Z Robles | Dancers Practicing On The Streets Of Cuba, #artpeople

Laura Tosar.

Omar Z Robles | Dancers Practicing On The Streets Of Cuba, #artpeople

Esteban Aguilar

Omar Z Robles | Dancers Practicing On The Streets Of Cuba, #artpeople

Sadaise Arencibia

 

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