People have been captivated by the vibrancy of Latin America’s dance scene, as reflected in one photographer’s portraits of ballerinas dancing on the streets.
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Robles now lives and works in New York, and he has become known for juxtaposing the clean lines of dancers against rugged city landscapes.
In his work, Robles directs the dancers to tell stories with their bodies, a technique he learned from legendary mime artist, Marcel Marceau.
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While he has also staged ballet-focused shoots in other urban areas around the world, Omar feels the dance scenes across South and Central America deserve more attention.
He believes that taking ballet dancers from the studio out to the streets reflects the beauty of Latin America’s culture, which is rich in music and dance.
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Omar says that Latinos always express themselves in very dramatic forms. Speaking on his blog, Omar explained that his work allows him to reclaim the home he’s left behind in many ways now that he has moved to New York.
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