UNDANCED

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In addition to already known groups of works by the artist, here for the first time we find works that concern the precarious balance of his most frequently depicted and fragmentarily documented subjects. It is the professional ballet dancers whose bodies tell their stories with on Paper. Here, too, it is pigments that carry the previously staged photographs. Since last year in particular, we have been able to experience how vulnerable the existence of performers can be, as their bodies are their main tool. Casanova Sorolla brings these “little stories”, which mostly elude the public, into the light and in relation to the big performances and has chosen the smallest possible stage, a podium on which the dancers let their bodies speak. In interviews and conversations led by Casanova Sorolla, the dancer subjects and their bodies alike tell of injuries, temporary failures, effects on careers and livelihoods and describe the tremendous fragility behind their strong presences and symbolically stand for their numerous undanced dances.

 

–––Gabrielle Cram

Masayu Kimoto I First Soloist I Vienna State Ballet

Tibia metal plate implatation

Chalk pastels on paper 110cm x 160cm

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Ioanna Avraam I Soloist I Vienna State Ballet

knee surgery

Chalk pastels on paper 130cm x 170cm

Masha Tolstunova I Soloist I Vienna State Ballet

Severe Back Injury

Chalk pastels on paper 130cm x 150cm

This work currently exhibited at WOP ART FAIR

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Masayu Kimoto I Soloist I Vienna State Ballet

knee surgery

Chalk pastels on paper 130cm x 160cm

This work currently exhibited at Hotel Fuschl 

here to the exhibition