When I think of how to convey the different emotions in ballet, what seems appropriate is to look at stock imagery and it’s peculiar contexts and ‘fake’ visuals. I have downloaded a considered selection of stock images, conveying a variety of emotional reactions and contexts relating to the varying intensities of Ballet and Opera. A selection is shown below:
There is an peculiar notion of comedic value associated to stock imagery, maybe due to their exaggerated nature.
Perhaps I could use this to remove some of the “stuffy”, “formal” preconceptions? Also some of the imagery I have chosen depicts people who aren’t relatable to my target audience. Using scenarios and contexts that they can understand?