“Urballerina” is a photo project by Liel Anapolsky, which captures magic moments between
Tel Aviv’s urban beauty and classic ballerinas.
What happens when you take someone from their natural environment and place them in
unexpected, even surprising locations?
This is the question Liel Anapolsky asked herself when she created Urballerina, a collection
of photographs which captures “magic moments between Tel Aviv’s urban beauty and
Liel decided to recreate the reference by inviting a ballerina to pose for her in Tel Aviv —
and Urballerina developed from there.
So far, she’s featured three ballerinas in her photographs: one from the Israeli Ballet,
another from Moscow’s biggest ballet, and a prospective Israeli Olympian in gymnastics.
Since publishing Urballerina, Liel’s photographs have been exhibited at The Prince on
Nahalat Binyamin, and in the Prima Tel Aviv Hotel.
Liel has dedicated Urballerina to the memory of her mother, who passed away in 2018. She
says her mother, who was an art teacher, always encouraged her to create.