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Performers: A Season in Photographs

Performers: A Season in Photographs

Laurie Lewis, the pre-eminent photographer of opera and ballet, shares an exclusive record of the 2012-13 season

Eva Yerbabuena, Flamenco Festival, Sadler's WellsAll images © Laurie Lewis

A stage performance in any art form communicates through sound and motion. A photographer's task is to capture the dramatic experience in the silence and stillness of the 2D image. In the worlds of ballet and opera, none does it with more commitment to truth and drama than the great Laurie Lewis. To mark the end of the 2012-13 season, we present 25 images selected by the photographer exclusively for theartsdesk. They comprise a snapshot of the last nine months of work witnessed by audiences at the Royal Opera House, Sadler's Wells, the London Coliseum, the Barbican and beyond. There's even one shot from an airfield. And another from a circus.

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