Collection of 20 original John R. Johnsen photographs from the Royal Danish Ballet. Dancers include Peter Schaufuss, Mette Hønningsen, Ib Andersen, Sorella Englund, Erling Eliason, Tina Holman, Annemari Vingård, Lise Stripp, Eva Kloborg, Claus Schrøder, Linda Hindberg, Arne Villumsen, Annemariue Dybdal, Henning Kronstam, Torben Jeppesen, Mette Ida Kirk, Mogens Boesen m.fl. Vintage prints
Copenhagen: Royal Danish Ballet School / Det Kongelige Teaters Balletskole, 1970’s. 25 vintage photographic prints, various sizes, most measure around 17 x 24 cm. Overall well preserved
“Artistically, Johnsen towers above the vast majority of his contemporaries, and in the period 1967-96, during which he photographed the Royal Danish Ballet and leading international companies such as New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Martha Graham Dance Company, he was indisputably his country’s foremost photographer of dance.
His photographs uniquely document the work of these outstanding companies in that period. Johnsen’s photographs show taut, lithely elegant bodies captured in mid-movement, beads of perspiration often visible on the skin, his camera preferring always to be as close as possible” (From the foreword to “Dance in the Mirror”)