Thursday, April 15, 2010

'Feet First' with Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

Today was such an amazing day! It's not every day you get to hang out and spend the afternoon with such incredible artists and athletes. I had the fun opportunity to spend a few hours with Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, while they warmed up and then rehearsed for their opening night at the National Art Centre, performing Moulin Rouge - The Ballet.

The tricky task is to decide which images to share, so I thought I'd start with some images capturing the dancers most valuable part of their body - their feet. A dancer's feet are like instruments, or part of the instrument perhaps. They balance, they poise, they propel. And they take an amazing beating I'm told.

I've also been told that the RWB is one of Canada's most talented ballet company (and I have no doubts that's true), but from my experience today I'm also certain they're Canada's nicest as well. For such preminent dancers, they were also incredibly friendly and welcoming. They are a group of dancers who not only put their feet first but evidently also their hearts. :)

All images © Dwayne Brown
Many thanks to my friends at the NAC, Chris and Ingrid as well as all of the dancers with the RWB!


  1. What a gorgeous set of photos Dwayne and can't wait to see more of them.

  2. Dwayne... Cliff, and only Cliff would go to the 'section' called performance to see what kind of hotrods or muscle cars you've shot lately – nice ballet dancers tho.