Act 2 is a series of photographs taken by photographer Denis Darzacq for 3ème Scène, the digital stage of the Paris Opera.
Denis Darzacq likes to capture movement in flight, like his series “La Chute” (2005-2006) which shows bodies as if suspended above the ground. For him, the Paris Opera’s offer to work with some of the world’s best dancers was a “wonderful gift”.
He took the opportunity to explore a subject that is close to his heart: the dialogue between worlds that ignore each other and seem antagonistic, the paradoxes that are only apparently antagonistic. Since he believes that “whoever you are, you always have something to learn from others”, Denis Darzacq suggested that the Opera’s dancers take inspiration from the photos of disabled people in his “Act” series (2008-2011) to improvise movements in the streets of Paris.
By reinterpreting these gestures with an unusual grace, by exploring this unknown language in order to compose original sentences, the Opera dancers use their bodies as musical instruments interpreting unpublished pieces.