© Henry Leutwyler. Ballet, 2012. 60 x 40 inch Chromogenic print
After collaborating with the New York City Ballet for many years, Henry Leutwyler was granted unprecedented backstage access to the NYCB during the winter of 2012. Using his 35mm Leica, he explored the performers’ personal space and produced honest, unguarded moments of more than 80 dancers from the company. From classes, to rehearsals, to the moment when the curtain rises, Leutwyler’s images reveal details of the ballet that few of us have been granted the opportunity to see. The exhibition, Henry Leutwyler: Ballet opens today, November 28, from 6- 8pm at the Foley gallery.