Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

Stunning Photos Of Ballet Dancers Practicing On The Streets Of Cuba.

In Cuba, ballet dancers are revered in the same way rock stars or actors are admired in North America. This artistic institution is a mix of Cuban athleticism and rhythm along with the influence of the former Soviet Union.

Photographer Omar Robles who has famously shot dancers in urban settings in New York, recently had the opportunity to travel to Cuba. Robles turned his lens to the island’s elite ballet dancers. He discovered that while photographing the classically trained dancers, another type of dance also made its way into the camera.

“I found myself tangled between the rhythm of the ballerinas I set myself to shoot and the cadence of the Cubans in the streets…and I was swept off my feet by that dance," explains Robles. Most of the dancers admit to not earning enough in their profession, often discouraged by family to follow their passion. It is their love for the craft, nonetheless, that keeps them dancing.

Javier Rojas & Keyvin Martínez #OZR_Dance || #🇨🇺💃|| #Cuba

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Jourdan Epstein @jourdance11 #OZR_Dance

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Esteban Aguilar #OZR_Dance || #🇨🇺💃 || #Cuba

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Laura Tosar @lauratosar #OZR_Dance || #🇨🇺💃|| #Cuba

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Javier Rojas #OZR_Dance || #🇨🇺💃|| #🐕

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