On April 17 Arts Square Gallery, exhibition partner for Dance Open festival, hosted the exhibition by Darian Volkova, an explorer and master of ballet photography,
«I document and capture the images of the world ballet’s premiers and soloists living in the beginning of the 21th century» — too modestly remarks the author on her mission statement. Actually the images that fascinate, speak and stamp on memory are more than just a photo chronicle. This is because life is like a stage: the most memorable moments gather into a sophisticated mosaic parade — Gala — and introduce the best stories, so welcome to be repeated again and again.
In «Gala» by Darian Volkova the photograph becomes the narrator and the director, the exhibition space continues the stage, and main characters are friends and participants of Dance Open of different years which are starring and always dancing.
Darian cooperates with principal dancers and soloists of the leading Russian and European theaters. Her works are preserved in private collections in USA, Germany, Great Britain, Australia, Hong Kong, Italy, Switzerland, store rooms of Russian Museum and Sheremetev Palace.
The exhibition is open until 15 May.