Drawing Dancers

Flamenco  

Flamenco

 

It's been such a pleasure to go to the figure drawing events at Dansmuseet, the museum of dance, as part of my life and figure drawing project this spring. The dancers, the music, bodies in motion, the body as an expression. And it's a humbling reminder of the daily practice that's involved in the life of a dancer.

The dancer dances to music of their own choice and then stops for two or three minute poses, then goes back to dancing. This spring there was a ballet dancer, a flamenco dancer and three modern dancers.

It's incredibly challenging, and this spring I've focused on the still poses, just relaxing and enjoying during the dancing. This autumn though, I'm going to try to capture the motion, the actual dancing.

The good news is, there'll be ten figure drawing events at the museum of dance this autumn! Highly recommended if you're in the Stockholm area!

Ballet

Ballet

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