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Watch these aesthetically pleasing ballerinas slow-motion dance in Australian couture

Words by Mariah Papadopoulos

Dancing in Australian couture.

Artist Niv Novak brings together a team of talented designers, lighting teams, and gifted dancers on a film project that goes beyond simply showcasing choreography.

Missed Nuance is the aptly named attempt to capture the athleticism of ballet dancers in extreme detail, all while clothed in Australian couture.

The film uses ultra-slow motion technology to record the relationship between the dancers’ movement and the fabric of their costumes. The stunning detail is a far cry from watching the ballet from the back of the auditorium.

The garments in the film, all designed by leading Australian couturiers, are curated by costume designer Belinda Pieris. Akira Isogawa, Jason Gretch, Con Ilio, Belinda Pieris, Robyn Black, Gwendolynne and Georgia Chapman are all in the mix.

“Niv has created a beautiful reference record of dance movement which serves as an invaluable tool in the study of dance technique and artistry,” said author and Artistic Director of the Queensland Ballet, Li Cunxin.

Melbourne composer Troy Rogan is behind the film’s original score, using tranquil classical sounds to lull the viewer into an awe-filled trance.

“What a thrill it is to see these amazing dancers captured in such exquisite detail and at a speed that we can see the sheer grit and power that goes into making dance that inspires with its beauty. It is a glimpse at the sublime captured by one who is also an artist and a great supporter of our art,” said David McAllister AM, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet.

The film features top dancers hailing from various companies, including The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Theatre, The Royal Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Queensland Ballet and Projection Dance.

The film is available worldwide on iTunes.

nivnovak.com

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