In 2009 Kyle Froman decided to trade one creative career for another. He went from being a member of the NYCB’s corps de ballet to photographing the city’s best dancers and the essence of an industry from a different lens.
Froman’s “Bodies/Buildings” is a new exhibit at Jacob’s Pillow which explores the depths of dance, and structure, focusing on the fusion of human figures with architecture.
“The choreography of ballet reminds me of a building,” said From an. “There’s a structure to it, a framework. Instead of steel beams, dancers unify with choreography; individuals become a combined whole. The steps of the ballet are set, but the dancers have a degree of freedom in how they interpret them. They can dance the same ballet differently every show, playing with the musicality, the intention behind certain steps. It’s a lot like an architect adding personal style to a conventionally built building.”
Photos courtesy of Kyle Froman