PLI.Ē Project is an interesting colaboration between Montreal-based artists Melika Dez and Pauline Loctin which combines Dez’s movement photography skills with Loctin’s expertise in origami and paper art, to showcase ballet dancers in cities around the world wearing hand-folded paper costumes.
Plié. noun /Plē’ā / French prononciation. A mouvement in which a dancer bends the knees and straightens them again, usually with the feet turned out and heels firmly on the ground
Plié. adjective /Plē’ā / French for Folded. Bent (something flexible and relatively flat) over on itself so that one part of it.
Combines both dance and paper art lexicons and techniques. Expressing how both « bodies » fold and unfold through movement and flexibility showcased in a photo series.
Check out the project page to learn more about the collaboration, and to see more of these photos captured in New York City and other cities worldwide.
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