Doa Aly

Doa Aly

48 Ballet Classes 

Film and photography project, 2005

Multiple channel digital film installation, 4:3, 2005, 03 h 05 min

Color print photography from slides

48 Ballet Classes is a conceptual documentary film and photography project, consisting of the documentation of 48 ballet lessons Doa Aly took over the course of three months in 2005 with Sonia Sarkis, former prima ballerina at the Cairo Ballet Company. The process was documented on 52 hours of tape and edited down to a three-hour version and another one-hour version. The experiment is meant to illustrate the aspiration and degree of metamorphosis involved in learning and assimilating unfamiliar movements. .The photographs were taken by Graham Wait

Installation view, Huis Marseille, "Dancing Light", 2015