THOSE WHO DANCE
“…those who dance were called insane by those who could not hear the music” – NIETZSCHE
This series is an homage to Nahui Olin (b. Carmen Mondragon), the muse, artist, poet, social rebel and great beauty of Mexico in the 1920s – a woman who mesmerized the artists of the period – Diego Rivera, Dr Atl, and Edward Weston among others – with her extraordinary beauty, her intelligence, and her extravagant, uninhibited behavior.
a precocious free spirit who believed in the power and the beauty of herself as a woman.
a woman who considered her body the shape of her spirit and refused to hide it.
a woman who loved passionately and to extremes.