The portraits show the ability of movement to penetrate even a still photograph. Through Arieli's piercing infrared gaze, the dancers gain an otherworldly presence while representing the struggles that we all face -- dancers or not. Even without an audience present, Arieli's subjects turn the camera into a witness, showing how performance pulses through their very being.
The following photos will inspire you to break down gender norms, whether through the power of dance or simply expressing your hopes and fears without shame. Behold, 10 stunning dancers who are using their body and soul to challenge the current understanding of masculinity.