DANSEUR

(Ongoing)

"Masculinity as a socially constructed identity is not a stable entity, but one made up of conflictual and contradictory aspects.” – Ramsay Burt, author of The Male Dancer

Select images from the project Danseur, which seeks to further push and explore aspects of male identity, gender stereotypes, vulnerability and modes of athleticism.  In Danseur I am fascinated with the art and sport of ballet and contemporary dance, specifically with young men who push past gender stereotypes associated with dance and challenge societal notions of masculinity.  These young men are in the pursuit of becoming or already are professional ballet and/or contemporary dancers.  These portraits were shot in Copenhagen, Denmark moments after intensive training.