a splendid, large coffee-table book with over 200 photographs that chronicle intimate moments backstage at the Royal Opera House... The dancers from corps members to principals are at ease in his presence and trust him, thus allowing him to capture intimate moments that most official photographers miss
With such sharp and vital photos, the reader gets a real taste of what it is like to be a dancer.” Dance Magazine (US)
"Uspenski’s volume shows the company in moments of unguarded intimacy that only a fellow dancer could capture." - Daily Telegraph
"This stunning collection of pictures, highly stylised and charmingly informal, is a must for any ballet fan." - Daily Mail
the pictures have a rare intimacy
an intriguing glimpse of what it’s really like to be a ballerina." - The Lady
"A treat... Dancers is about exceptional ballet photography and for that alone it is rare, valuable and worth collecting." - Ballet News
This beautifully produced new book by Royal Ballet dancer Andrej Uspenski is a collection of exclusive photographs which shines the spotlight on ballet, the most beautiful of art forms.These exquisite photographs feature some of the finest dancers on stage today, bringing the reader into the magical world of ballet. As a Royal Ballet dancer himself, Andrej Uspenski has a unique perspective on photographic composition of dance imagery, as well as unrivalled access not only to the Royal Ballet’s productions, but also to the dancers who perform in them. This gives the reader an exclusive insight in to the Royal Ballet’s work. Dancers includes exclusive, backstage photographs, as well as a number of breathtaking images taken from the wings during live stage performances, making this a unique photographic record, perfect for all ballet fans.