Making of Giselle ad for Les Grands Ballets

Ballet "Giselle" played a special role in my dancing career. It's one of my favourite ballets. Inspired by Nureyev's Albert I danced second act pas-des-deux at my graduation. Later, I had couple of chances of performing this role in full length ballet. However, it never meant to be. At first due to knee injury, and then eventually due to me accepting another contract and leaving my hometown theatre.

About a year ago I was commissioned by Les Grands Ballets de Montreal to photograph new advertising campaign for “Giselle”. The images had to be quite moody, so I we went with dark blue color theme to convey that “moonlight over graveyard” feel. 

I invite to look at how this shot came about.

CREDITS:
Dancer: Yui Sugawara @yui_s_82 / Les Grands Ballets de Montreal
MUA/Hair: Sarah Ladouceur @sarahdolce 
Assistant: Yvens Banatte @yvensb 
Photography/Post: Sasha Onyshchenko @kravetzphotographics

Dancer: Yui Sugawara / Les Grands Ballets de Montreal

Dancer: Yui Sugawara / Les Grands Ballets de Montreal

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