Darcey Bussell Retires

Ballet casts a unique spell. Words like ‘dreams’, ‘fantasy’ and ‘fairy tale’ are used to describe both ballet and the career of the extraordinary ballerina Bussell. While ballet certainly encompasses dreams and fantasy, it is also, among other things, a visceral projection of feminine mystique and power, precision, discipline and artistic and erotic refinement.

Articles on Darcey Bussell and her career can be found in The Stage Magazine, The Guardian, and The Telegraph

For clarity the individual images in this spread are shown below.

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The Ballet Stool shot in the spread above and the image below were taken on a set I built in my studio in London in the 80’s.

Ballet Hair Styling

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