Edward Watson is a principal dancer of The Royal Ballet. Michael first started working with Edward in December 2012 when they met in one of the rehearsal studios at the Royal Opera House, the home of The Royal Ballet.
Ten weeks after the initial session with Edward, Michael returned to the Royal Opera House. The clay sculpture had evolved by this time into a rough sketch of the intended final study and this second session was to refine the fine details of the pose. Edward held the pose below with amazing poise and balance while he was rotated on a turntable (see video).
Edward Watson (in rehearsal)
‘Edward Watson (In Rehearsal)’ – is a limited edition bronze by Michael J Talbot and is the first piece in The Royal Ballet Collection.
Half Life scale – height 48” (127 cm)