The Royal Ballet’s top dancer has spoken of the brutality of the art form as a collection of portraits reveal the impact of a lifetime of performing on his body. The 42-year-old has had more roles created for him than any other dancer during his 30-year career with The Royal Ballet School and then The Royal Ballet Company. Edward Watson MBE has been principal dancer at the world famous classical ballet company based at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, West London, for a record 13 years. A stark portfolio of 250 prints, captured by renowned international photographer Rick Guest, showcase both the beauty and brutality of ballet. One photo shows a bare-chested Watson crouched with his knees… read more