Werner and Guo Collaborate on ‘Ballet’ Playbill


Franz Werner (Professor, Graphic Design) and his student Shawn Guo have collaborated in the production of this season’s Playbill for the Festival Ballet Providence (FBP).


The booklet contains information audiences would expect to find in a Playbill: a welcome message from the artistic director, Misha Djuric, details about the company’s history, biographies of the dancers, and information about other parts of the organization, but the images in this year’s edition are anything but expected, starting with its arresting cover photo–a beautiful image of a dancer, who seems to be in rehearsal, her foot en pointe and her arm arced as it moves around her body, her skirt in motion swooping around her.

The Dance is a poem

The photographs show above and others throughout the program were taken by Guo, a junior in Graphic Design, who participated in an ongoing partnership between FBP and RISD, a photography workshop, Photo/Graphic, taught by Franz Werner.

More information on the Festival Ballet Providence can be found here

More information on Franz Werner can be found here

More information on Shawn Guo can be found here


Festival Ballet Providence, Franz Werner, Graphic Design, Photography, Shawn Guo

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