Peter Lindbergh Captures Raw, Sensual Energy Of New York City Ballet

Iconic photographer Peter Lindbergh and stylist Julia Von Boehm join forces for this visual launch of the New York City Ballet's 10`6/2017 season. Dancers Rebecca Krohn, Teresa Reichlen, Taylor Stanley, Emilie Gerrity, Unity Phelan, Amar Ramasar, Lauren King, Preston Chamblee, David Prottas, Harrison Ball, Megan LeCrone, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Mimi Staker, and Alexa Maxwell. 

With dance, it is about capturing movement, which is everything I love," Lindbergh says. "It leaves space for the unexpected, as the same movement is never twice the same." 

In a word, the new campaign, shot on the grounds of a country home in upstate New York, feels very unstaged. New York Magazine wrote:

The resulting photographs have a raw, sensual energy emphasizing the dancers' physicality and sense of partnership and ensemble — a few of the qualities that make the company special. "There was a beautiful feeling of cooperation and understanding," Lindbergh says. "I like when you can improvise with the energy of dancers. You need to leave space for things to happen. It was not about the clothes or location; it was about capturing moments."