We know ballet dancers are strong. Jordan Matter’s photographs help us see just how strong.
In his sublime images, Matter delights us by placing lithe dancers in unexpected places – a train station, a hiking trail, a construction site. Somehow, the juxtaposition of their powerful forms against everyday surroundings produces an explosion of energy along with a sense of amazement and curiosity.
Through June 4, the Palm Beach Cultural Council’s North Gallery features a collection of Matter’s work with the Miami City Ballet. Dancers were photographed along South Florida’s beaches, streets and skylines. Miami City Ballet will direct proceeds from this collaboration to benefit its Career Transition Fund, which assists dancers who have devoted a significant portion of their careers to the company and to provide them with financial support as they move to the next stage of their lives.
Attend the show at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach, 601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. For more information, phone (561) 471-2901 or visit the Cultural Council website.