NYCB Alum Kyle Froman's Dance Photos Are Everything

There are all kinds of fabulous dance photographers out there. But nobody understands how to capture the essence of dance quite like those who've been in it. In fact, many of the photographers Dance Spirit uses on a regular basis are current or former dancers, including American Ballet Theatre alums Erin Baiano and Matthew Murphy. You can see the depth of their knowledge in their gorgeous photos.

Right now, an exhibit at Jacob's Pillow is celebrating another of our favorite dancers-turned-dance-photographers: Kyle Froman, who spent 13 years as a member of New York City Ballet. "Kyle Froman: Bodies/Buildings" features images that collage people and architecture in creative, unexpected, eye-opening ways. Naturally, many of the photos star NYCB dancers, who make for especially great models. (Some of the exhibit's images come from the book In the Wings: Behind the Scenes of New York City Ballet, Froman's first major photography project.)

NYCB dancers in the David H. Koch Theater auditorium (Kyle Froman)

NYCBers looking glamorous on the stairs to the Koch Theater promenade (Kyle Froman)

If you're in the New England area and want to see Froman's beauties in person, click here to find out more about "Bodies/Buildings." And no matter where you're located, you should take a look at the exhibit's accompanying film, created by our friend Ezra Hurwitz. It features the likes of Wendy Whelan and Christopher Wheeldon singing Froman's praises. Enjoy!

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