National Ballet of Canada : Principal Dancer Aleksandar Antonijevic Explores the Human Shape at CONTACT

April 15, 2011

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  National Ballet of Canada

WARNING : Some nudity (I guess you’d call it artistic).

Principal Dancer Aleksandar Antonijevic Explores the Human Shape at CONTACT
May 5 to 15, 2011, Pimlico Design Gallery

April 14, 2011… Principal Dancer Aleksandar Antonijevic’s second photography exhibit, Secrets of the Flesh, opens on May 5, 2011 as part of CONTACT, Toronto’s annual international photography festival. The exhibit runs until May 15 and is presented at the Pimlico Design Gallery in Toronto.

dancer on pointe in a grey leotard

Elena Lobsanova Photograph Aleksandar Antonijevic

“In my photography, I continually explore the essence of shape and form. My many years as a dancer gives me an unique understanding of the effect body movement has on our senses,” says Mr. Antonijevic.

Born in Serbia, Mr. Antonijevic has been a Principal Dancer with the National Ballet since 1995. Mr. Antonijevic has danced in most of the major works in the company’s repertoire including principal roles in Giselle, Onegin, Romeo and Juliet and The Sleeping Beauty.

dancer wearing pointe shoes

Adji Cissoko Photograph Aleksandar Antonijevic

Mr. Antonijevic will next appear onstage in the North American premiere of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland which opens the Summer Season on June 4, 2011.

female ballet dancer in black dress and male ballet dancer nude

Bridgett Zehr and Brendan Saye Photograph Aleksandar Antonijevic

The 2010/11 season is presented by CTV and The Globe and Mail.

Thomson Reuters presents Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Lead philanthropic support provided by an anonymous friend of the National Ballet with additional support generously provided by The Catherine & Maxwell Meighen Foundation, Richard M. Ivey, C.C., Rosamond Ivey and Wallace & Margaret McCain.

Generously supported by The Monument Trust in memory of Simon Sainsbury.

Generous philanthropic support from Sir Simon and Lady Robertson, Sarah and Lloyd Dorfman, Robert and Kathleen Wallace, Celia Blakey, Sue Butcher, Marina Hobson MBE, Peter Lloyd, Kristina Rogge and Richard and Victoria Sharp.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is presented as part of Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity.

The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Ontario Arts Council; the City of Toronto through the Economic Development & Culture Department; the Government of Canada through the Honourable James Moore, Minister, the Department of Canadian Heritage; the Government of Ontario; the Ontario Arts Foundation; the Ontario Trillium Foundation; and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund.

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One Response to “National Ballet of Canada : Principal Dancer Aleksandar Antonijevic Explores the Human Shape at CONTACT”

  1. Val Says:

    Beautiful photographs. The bodies of ballet dancers are amazing. They seem to have muscles that most people do not have! ~Val