NYC Dance Project is a unique ‘celebration of bodies’ photographed in a Brooklyn living room by Deborah Ory and Ken Browar, The Project grew from their shared love of beauty, style, and motion. From Deborah’s background as a modern dancer and Ken’s background as a fashion photographer, the two were able to fuse their experiences to create unique and beautiful portraits of New York’s dance community. The project is based in collaboration between the two photographers, who describe their working relationship as a “give and take” of inspiration, as well as between the photographers and their subjects. Ken and Deborah prepare each shoot as though it were its own dance production, working like choreographers to set the movement, lighting, and emotion of each shoot to reflect a quality of their subject.
Principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre. Dancing with Alexandre Hammoudi, Soloist with American Ballet Theatre
“After dancing Swan Lake, you feel like you can conquer the world.”
“When you go on stage, you’re giving emotions to the world, you can express your inner world, become a goddess, die and then kill, transform yourself over and over again. I would say don’t be afraid to throw your soul to your audience, if you want to become a dancer.”
Principal dancer, New York City Ballet