Dead Can Dance

Since early 2000 I started to make doodles with ballerinas holding skulls, dancing with and on them. I started to do this influenced by the macabre stories of ballerinas that Edward Gorey drew, Hamlet, and the beautiful tradition of the Dance of the Death.

Now and then I like to draw some of those ballerinas more elaborately, which is a very entertainment thing for me. This is a forever ongoing "project" since it is something I've been doing from time to time in the last decades, as pastime. Maybe some day I will make a book with all of them. I called this project as the band "Dead Can Dance".

These are just some examples of my collection of ballerinas: