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Ballet-Based Art

The Combination of Calligraphy and Ballet Makes for a Lively Photo Series

— September 23, 2013 — Fashion
Haley Friesen and Nobuhiro Sato have collaborated on a mixed-media artwork series entitled ‘Rurubu.’ Freisen contributes her skilled photography expertise and Sato offers up his remarkable calligraphy art in this photo series that captures the fluid movements of ballet dancers (Kathleen Legassick and Meaghan Silva) coupled with the striking strokes of Japenese calligraphy.

The finished product examines the human form and its beautiful range of movement, as well as the beauty of written movement on the page. Freisen notes, “I’ve always considered Japanese characters to have a strong resemblance to dancers and motion. There’s something about the sweeping gestures and graceful twists that make the splashes and splatters of hiragana and katana ink characters appear as a choreographed of my eyes.”

The juxtaposing images are pulsating with the energy and spirit of motion. Friesen and Sato have created a spectacularly expressive visual collection of photos that you won’t be able to tear your eyes away from.
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