Jaír F. Coll

Documentary photographer
   
The promises of Colombian ballet emerge in this academy
Location: Cali, Colombia
Nationality: Colombia
Biography: Jaír F. Coll (1997) is a colombian visual journalist whose work focuses on culture as a factor of social transformation. His photography, both intimate and colorful, has been exhibited at the Photo Vogue Festival 2021 and was selected in... MORE
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The promises of Colombian ballet emerge in this academy
Copyright Jaír F. Coll 2023
Updated Jan 2023
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After a pandemic that forced them to adapt to a change of pace, both the school and the Incolballet company keep this type of dance alive in Valle del Cauca department, in Colombia.
What is happening today at the facilities of the professional Incolballet company, in Cali, Colombia, is the antithesis of what was taking place during the pandemic. The rehearsals had to be carried out on Zoom, with about 30 people connected: if a dancer lost his rhythm, it could be his fault or that of his Wi-Fi service. In addition, virtual functions were more difficult, with hundreds of viewers connected from different parts of the world; and the physical presentations, when the masks erased half of the facial expression of a dancer. Today is different: the 25 members of the company dance side by side, hug each other during breaks and rehearse as Tchaikovsky's melodies resound throughout the hall.

En esta academia caleña surgen las promesas del ballet colombiano - Colombia Visible
Tras una pandemia que les obligó a un cambio de ritmo, la escuela yla compañía de Incolballet mantienen vivo el ballet en el Valle del Cauca.
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