Photographer Omar Robles has over 135,000 followers on Instagram, and we're not surprised, because his latest series of photographs documenting ballet dancers on the streets of Cuba is nothing short of majestic.


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"Their dancers are just some of the best dancers in the world," writes Robles on his Blog. "Perhaps it is because movement and rhythm runs in their afro-caribbean blood, but most likely it is due to the Russian school of training which is part of their heritage."

Robles had dreamt of visiting the country for a long time, and thanks to a grant from the Bessie Foundation he was recently able to fulfil this dream. "Cubans struggle incessantly to stay afloat. Yet much like the ballet dancers, they strive with a resilience and elegance that I’ve never seen before. This is exactly why Cuban ballet dancers have always been so great and through so many generations. Endurance simply resides in their blood."

More info: Omar Robles | Instagram  (h/t: designtaxi)

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Hteinlin 7 months ago

very beautiful dance on the street.

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DidkaBanditka 7 months ago

Awesome

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ShekinahDizon 7 months ago

So beautiful!

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Fatemeh 7 months ago

Actually it's the dog that has made this pic more interesting.

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AmandaPanda 7 months ago

"Which way to the super market?" "Just over there"

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FrimpongPoku-Dankwa 7 months ago

she makes it look so easy!

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Anne Blue 5 months ago

Perfect....!

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ElavenilEla 7 months ago

Amazing talents

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ElissaStuart 7 months ago

Wow ! Such exuberance !

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ClementineTyler 7 months ago

I love the light and the dof of this picture!

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ShekinahDizon 7 months ago

Woww! :O

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ElavenilEla 7 months ago

Wowww

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YifatMamane-shachar 7 months ago

נראה לי שבגלגול הקודם הייתי רקדנית בלט

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RandomPanda 7 months ago

These are stunning. I like the fact that it's from my country.

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