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World of Dances #17

This post is the latest in the World of Dances series, which profiles ballet and dance photography in iconic, architectonically unique, culturally emblematic, rapidly vanishing landmarks or simply unexpected locations, that Kike captures about during his travels. Kike will be the National Geographic photography expert on the new expedition Cuba and Its People: A Photographic Exploration

Arianni Martin, dancer for the Arizona Ballet, and previously with the Cuban National Ballet. Kike Calvo for World of Dances


I photographed Cuban dancer Arianni Martin in the Malecon, with El Morro Castle on the background on December 2011. She was still dancing for Alicia Alonso’s Cuban National Ballet in Havana. Now, you can find her at the Ballet Arizona in Phoenix.

Dancer: Arianni Martin.
Ballet: Ballet Arizona
Location: Havana, Cuba.

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Selected reading:
Art and Dance in the Drone Age
So You Want to Fly Drones?
So You Want to Shoot Aerial Photography using Drones?
Abigail Sartin : Dancing Through Adversity

Learn more:
Kike Calvo Ballet Gift Collection
Explore a selection of Ballet books
National Geographic Book “Stunning Photographs”

Books on Dance and Ballet:
Dancers: Behind the Scenes with The Royal Ballet
Darcey Bussell
Dancers Among Us: A Celebration of Joy in the Everyday
Anna Pavlova: Twentieth Century Ballerina
(Anna) Pavlova: Portrait of a Dancer
Dance of the Swan: A Story about Anna Pavlova (Creative Minds Biography)
The Dancer’s Way: The New York City Ballet Guide to Mind, Body, and Nutrition
Dance Anatomy (Sports Anatomy)
The Dance Bible: The Complete Resource for Aspiring Dancers
American Dance: The Complete Illustrated History
Dance (Dk)
The Ballet Book

Selected Reading for Children:
Marie, Dancing
Degas and the Little Dancer (Anholt’s Artists Books For Children)
Marie in Fourth Position: The Story of Degas’ “The Little Dancer” (Picture Books)
What Makes A Degas A Degas?
DK Eyewitness Books: Dance
Ballet Training for Girls