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.
I photographed Leydi in a remote village next to the Chagres River when she was still dancing for the National Ballet of Panama. The Emberá are also known in the historical literature as the Chocó or Katío Indians. These indigenous people can be found in Panama and Colombia.
Dancer: Leydi F.Barrera
Company: National Ballet of Panama
Location: Soberania National Park, Panama
Watch the video to learn more about the Emberá Language:
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
Kike Calvo Ballet Gift Collection
Explore a selection of Ballet books
National Geographic Book “Stunning Photographs”
World of Dances
National Geographic Online Store
Great Canvas Online Store
Books on Dance and Ballet:
Dancers: Behind the Scenes with The Royal Ballet
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
The Ballet Book
Selected Reading for Children:
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