Street Stage: Black and white photographs of dancers all around New York City

New York City-based Italian photographer Federica Dall’Orso is behind this beautiful series of black and white photographs featuring dancers in the raw and urban landscape of the Big Apple. Called Street Stage, the collection aims to share a new perspective of dance photography where the focus is not on the dancing and the technique but the ballerinas' feelings and emotions.

She explains: "I decided to take the dancers out of their comfort zone so instead of shooting in the photo studio, I used New York as the background – creating a unique contrast between the beauty of the dancers and the electric streets. New York is of course a magnet for creativity and shooting the dancers outside made it easier to demonstrate a more real and personal side of their dancing."

Federica’s work has been published in magazines such as Vogue, Elle, W Magazine, L’Officiel, La Repubblica and many more. Influenced by New York and the fashion world, her photographic style also reflects her unique vision of everyday life in the city.

Federica is currently exhibiting her latest photo project, Street Stage, in Italy at the Teatro Cantero in Chiavari. A second exhibition will take place in New York at the SoAM Studio in early September. To find out more, visit

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