I have no idea how a dancer can simply stand and appear weightless and graceful. Unless it’s the astonishing work ethic and passion to create what seems impossibly beautiful. Maybe it’s DNA.
Deanna Seay and Misha Nikitine with student. Cary Ballet Conservatory, November, 2010.
Cary Ballet Company Performance, “Visions of Sugarplums”, Cary Arts Center, 16 December, 2011. Gallery Here
I searched my galleries for a photograph that expressed how I regard this New Year of 2012. I found it.
3D Jazz Project Company Rehearsal, Cary Arts Center. Gallery here : 3D Jazz Tech Rehearsal
One more example of why I love to photograph dance at dress rehearsals.
Cary Ballet Company Rehearsal, “Visions of Sugarplums”, Cary Arts Center, 15 December, 2011. Gallery here : Dress Rehearsal
Cary Ballet Company Rehearsal, “Visions of Sugarplums”, Cary Arts Center, 14 December, 2011. Gallery here : CBC Tech Rehearsal
A year ago, I photographed this young lady in studio rehearsal. Later, when showing a photo of her I liked, she looked, winced and said “weak toe”. Other than learning a few ballet terms, I still don’t know how what is technically sound ballet. The artist in me, the one that knows about color and composition and moment, forges on. I finished posting performance galleries today and had time to go back to this, from last Wednesday . Technically, its just in-bounds for an acceptable photograph. Artistically, I think it borders on magic.
3D Project Jazz Company of the Cary Ballet Conservatory, Dress Rehearsal, 14 June 2011
Photographed at the 14 June 2011 Dress Rehearsal of “Anastasia” by the Cary Ballet Conservatory.
Photographed at the 18 June performance of “Anastasia”, a production of the Ballet and Jazz Companies of the Cary Ballet Conservatory. Yet another reason I’m taking so long to edit the performance photographs.
This young lady is one of two who danced the role of the young “Anastasia”, a production of the Ballet and Jazz Companies of the Cary Ballet Conservatory. I’m a few days into editing a digital mountain of rehearsal and performance photographs. When I reach one like this, my productivity falls off, dramatically.
Last week, Monday through Sunday, I photographed the dress rehearsals and performances of “Anastasia”, a production of the Ballet and Jazz Companies of the Cary Ballet Conservatory. 21+ hours of rehearsals and 5 performances with 300 plus dancers in each. This was made before the first rehearsal.
The Cary Ballet Conservatory recital of “Anastasia” is being performed today, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Hanes Theater, Chapel Hill High School, 1709 High School Rd. Chapel Hill, NC. It’s a wonderful production of a great story.