'The Essence of Ballet' is a collection of photographs captured by photographer Ingrid Bugge. Bugge spent nearly two years in residence with the Danish Royal Ballet and employed advanced digital techniques to capture beautiful sequences showcasing the movement and animated dance of ballet. The images are simply mesmerizing and showcase Bugge's sensitive artistic eye as well as her incredible technical skill.
Bugge describes The Essence of Ballet as "an artistic fundamental research in the nerve and soul of ballet," intended to condense moments captured from ballet performances. The project comprises an image artistic research in the art form of ballet.
The Essence of Ballet is accompanied by a paper book as well as an interactive ibook of the same name, which showcase the possibilities of dance photography in the digital age.