The Gorgeous Portraits of Plus Size Dancers Prove Skill Has No Set Shape

by Natasha Rodriguez

Photographer Toby Burrows has captured a series of stunning photographs featuring plus size dancers. The dancers are part of Nothing to Lose, a dance piece from Australian dance company Force Majeure. The piece explores the discrimination and censorship that is applied to bodies deemed “fat,” “big,” or “plus-sized” by societal standards. Choreographer Kate Champion’s intention is to portray bigger body types from the perspective of those who have them and not as an outsider looking in and judging.  

Burrows said that although Nothing to Lose might be making a statement, he is simply concerned with shedding light on the beauty of each body.

“It was about capturing a unique and unexpected series of images that creates an interest and discussion. Isn’t this the purpose of art?” He asked in a statement. Check out more of his gorgeous photographs below:





All images by Toby Burrows.

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