This series is an expression of my fascination with the human body and dance. It shows the beauty of dance as well as the huge stress and physical effort which accompany it and lead to body deformations (mainly feet). It was this co-existence of beauty and ugliness, calmness and anxiety that inspired me to make this series. The photographs were taken during the preparations of the Warsaw Secondary Ballet School students for their finals.

First prize in the ‘culture’ category in the 2003 edition of the Newsreportaż photographic competition organised by Newsweek Polska.