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Powder Can Capture the Fluidity of Dance

Jill Harness

One of the most difficult things about photographing dancers is managing to capture the beauty of the movements and the flow of the dance itself in a still image. But German photographer Geraldine Lamanna has found a mesmerizing way to deal with this issue: She had dancers come to her studio and dance on a floor covered in a thick layer of powder.

As the dancers—who specialized in a wide variety of styles—performed choreography, the powder left a trail, creating a stunning set of photographs that capture the true fluidity of their motion. You can enjoy the entire Powder Dance series on Geraldine's Flickr account.