Suspended: Kallanda Caetana

Dance photo shoot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Natalie Barbosa, of dancer Kallanda Caetana





This series was shot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in a couple different locations, the helicopter pad at Mirante Dona Marta and inside one of the colorful, rundown villas in Largo do Boticário.

I was drawn to the helicopter pad because it is so open and high up; there are no distractions from the dancer's form. The villa backdrop gave the series more depth with the gritty walls and unfinished appearance.

This project was a long time coming; ever since I got back into dancing, being the first of many future dance collaborations.


Project Statement:

Since its inception, ballet concentrated on making the dancer look polished and perfect. During a performance, a ballerina stays in character, and is completely focused until the final outstretched movement.

My interests lie in what is on the other side of the performance, when the dancer is not so processed, and can be more natural.

This series takes a look at the personality of the dancer, outside of a theater, with less attention to perfection.

The movements captured are when the dancer is sometimes in a resting position, or when she has paused for a breath during a transition to another movement.

She is still very elegant in her movements but is dancing for herself, inside her own world.



dance photo shoot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Natalie Barbosa, of dancer Kallanda Caetana


Dance photo shoot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Natalie Barbosa, of dancer Kallanda Caetana

This series was featured along with an interview in Adore Noir Magazine and was also featured in Dodho Magazine.

Natalie Barbosa’s model soars, a ballerina suspended between earth and sky, dance the only thing that matters to her, and to us.

-Sandra Djak Kovacs - Executive Editor for Adore Noir Magazine

Suspended by Natalie Barbosa, Dancer: Kallanda Caetana in Adore Noir Issue 20.



Dance photo shoot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Natalie Barbosa, of dancer Kallanda Caetana

Dance photo shoot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Natalie Barbosa, of dancer Kallanda Caetana

Dance photo shoot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Natalie Barbosa, of dancer Kallanda Caetana

Dance photo shoot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Natalie Barbosa, of dancer Kallanda Caetana

Dance photo shoot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Natalie Barbosa, of dancer Kallanda Caetana

Dance photo shoot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Natalie Barbosa, of dancer Kallanda Caetana

Dance photo shoot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Natalie Barbosa, of dancer Kallanda Caetana

Dance photo shoot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Natalie Barbosa, of dancer Kallanda Caetana

Dance photo shoot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Natalie Barbosa, of dancer Kallanda Caetana
 
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