Where the spirit meets the bone


Title: Where the spirit meets the bone
Photography: Monique Belier
Publishing date: 1st edition Mei 2023, 2nd edition September 2023
Language: Dutch / English
Photography and text: Monique Belier
Graphic design: Monique Belier

Edition: 150 copies in a second-time edition, numbered and signed
Size210 x 297 mm
Pages: 112 bounded, handmade spine and sleeve
Cover: soft cover sleeve
Binding: Agia 
Printing : Impressed Print

Price: € 38,00
Shipping cost: € 5,00 (Netherlands)




To another they may just be dancers, but to me they represent fragments of life, of my life. As a (former) dancer and dance maker with a complex inner world of experience,
it is often a quest to express what is going on inside. Dance translates my inner movement, better than words can. It’s not about dance, but about conveying feelings and emotions that cannot be expressed in words.

About the work

With this work, I focus my attention on the body as a means of expressing feelings and emotions. Because of my own dance background, I enjoy working with dancers for this purpose. Their refined body vocabulary and knowledge of making inner movement visible is something that inspires me. The moments I capture are not the moments of a completed or perfect movement. I find the moments between movements, the journey towards them, much more interesting. The movement that has not been thought about, when the dancer is no longer aware of his surroundings. Fragments that tell a story or release an emotion. It is something we have no words for, a body language, in which we can recognize ourselves.
It is no longer about dance, but about the unposed, fragmented movement that evokes or unleashes emotions.