The Art of Movement - Ken Browar, Deborah Ory
In their elegant folio, The Art of Movement (Black Dog & Leventhal, $50), photographers Ken Browar and Deborah Ory use agile lighting, premier color separation, and gorgeous black-and-white contrast to capture the graceful line and flow of dancers’ limbs, costumes, and torsos. Over the course of some three-hundred dazzling pages, these amazing photos are accompanied with insightful quotations on their principals—artists of such premier companies as The Royal Ballet, The Martha Graham Company, New York City Ballet, and Alvin Ailey, with solos by Misty Copeland, Robert Fairchild, Masha Dashkina Maddux, PeiJu Chien-Pott, and Lloyd Knight. The art of dance is an art of transcendence, and these images not only take bodies beyond their own immediate spaces, they fill space with a stunning suspension. These are dancers in an elemental state—appearing to be floating simultaneously in air and water. Anchored with choice design and weighted paper, The Art of Movement is a prime holiday selection for any dance enthusiast.