En Cuba, se vive bailando. (Cuba, the ballet)

Amazing shots of Cuban Ballet dancers. Street performance surprised in its best moments

Omar Z Robles

OmarZRoblesCuba-28 Daniela Cabrera | Fujifilm X-Pro2 90mm F2

Over the past two years I’ve devoted my work almost exclusively to photographing ballet dancers within urban settings. Cuba has one of the top ranked ballet companies, thus why I dreamt of visiting the island for a long time. Their dancers are just some of the best dancers in the world. Perhaps it is because movement and rhythm runs in their afro-caribbean blood, but most likely it is due to the Russian school of training which is part of their heritage.

Thanks to a grant from the Bessie Foundation I was able travel a few weeks ago to Cuba. To my surprise, on my visit  I ended up documenting a different kind of dance. I found myself  tangled between the rhythm of the ballerinas I set myself to shoot and the cadence of the Cubans in the streets balancing their lives in an effort to make it…

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