With used costumes of previous ballet and opera performances, photographer and former dancer Alexander van Keulen did not only give these costumes a new life and a new story to tell, he also used his fairylike and romantic style to capture negative emotions and the magic around ballet. Only this time, not on stage.
For this exhibition, curator Marian Duff of OSCAM connects the talented photographer Alexander van Keulen with the Bijlmer. The exhibition consists of 14 photographs, with a number of faces from the Bijlmer and costumes from the depot of the Dutch National Opera & Ballet. The costumes were made in the costume department of Dutch National Opera & Ballet at the Waterlooplein. They have had roles in different operas and ballets, but now have new and different roles.