Felicia Abban presents the modern Greek goddesses of joie de vivre in her photostory “Le Grazie”
Being inspired by the Greek mythology of the three graces, Botticelli's paintings, and Canova's sculpture, Felicia Abban inserts her subjects into an almost imaginative reality where the dancers become the impersonators of the goddesses.
The photographic project of Felicia Abban is based on the Greek mythology of the three graces. They are divinities linked to the cult of nature and vegetation. These are also the goddesses of joie de vivre and instill the joy of Nature in the hearts of gods and mortals.
In this story, Felicia Abban’s dancers become the impersonator of the goddesses. The movements of the almost plastic, murmuring body imitate the poses, movements, and ambiguous stares of the Boticellian subjects. The non-spring background was chosen to represent the historical moment we live. The hymn to graces is in truth just a song of hope.
ALEXANDRA: Purple dress, Adrienne Landau. Headpiece, Ellinastreasures. KAMALA: Red dress: Adrienne Landau. Armband, Ellinastreasures. Earring, Samantha Siu. LINDSEY: Pink dress, Adrienne Landau. Choker, Ellinastreasures.
ALEXANDRA: Purple dress, Adrienne Landau. Headpiece, Ellinastreasures.
ALEXANDRA: Blue top, Tanisi Skirt, HoliCHIC™. KAMALA: White top, Elena Rudenko. Skirt, Tanisi. LINDSEY: Orange dress, Llessur. Fringe vest, Amanda Sue.
LINDSEY: Orange dress, Llessur. Fringe vest, Amanda Sue.
ALEXANDRA: Pastel top dress, Vala. Underneath-dress, Llessur. KAMALA: Pink flower print dress, MiriMari. Underneath-dress, Mara the Label. LINDSEY: Red dress, Lenshina Nchami.
KAMALA: White top, Elena Rudenko. Skirt, Tanisi.
ALEXANDRA: Pastel top dress, Vala. Underneath-dress, Llessur.
LINDSEY: Red dress, Lenshina Nchami.
ALEXANDRA: Blue top, Tanisi Skirt, HoliCHIC™.
Photographer: Felicia Abban @abban _felicia.
Creative Director/Stylist: Mario Solars @oxandsnake.
Stylist Assistant 1: Nicholas Reyes @unsatisfiedexpensivetaste.
Stylist Assistant 2: India Meza @ indiamezastylist.
Makeup Artist: Eric Vosburg @ericvosburg.
Hairstylist: Risako Itamochi @risako_hair.
Talents: Alexandra Hutchinson @_ballerina; Lindsey Donnell @mademoiselledonnell; Kamala Saara @kamalatte.
Organization/Company: Dance Theatre Of Harlem @dancetheatreofharlem.
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