Poets of Gesture

This publication unpacks the life & legacy of ballet master George Balanchine as a delicate, gestural experience. The primary document, carefully stitched together like ribbon is to pointe shoes, stages his life, teachings, and utterances throughout the pages. The secondary document, an accordion book, was designed through the lens of a choreographer, prioritizing space, dynamics, and nuance. In order to view all the pages, the reader has to make large, gestural movements which enhances their sensory experience. The two documents dance with each other and the reader, paying homage Balanchine’s legacy.