Some ballet dancers can do more than just pirouette.
National Ballet of Canada principal dancer Aleksander Antonijevic is an avid photographer and has opened a new exhibit to display his work as part of the 2013 Scotiabank CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival.
inFORMants features a collection of 19 colour prints that focus on the animation of the human body. Each print is only available as one of five limited-edition prints.
“Having been a live performer for almost 25 years, I understand the notion of being always on display, facing a precipice and the darkness that lies ahead. The loudness of silence can be deafening when one is documenting the naked human form,” Antonijevic said.
The dancer was born in Pozarevac, Yugoslavia in 1969 and was trained in classical ballet at the National Ballet School in Novi Sad. Antonijevic joined the National Ballet of Canada in 1991.
Antonijevic has tried to bridge the gap between dance and photography with his work, implementing the same principles of form and space into his art.
InFORMants runs at Berenson Fine Art (212 Avenue Road, Toronto ON) from May 2 to May 30 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.