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The Art of Dance

IMGP4705  Cesar Degollado guided this accomplished young dancer and me to make this photograph. Better yet, I get to work with him tomorrow.

Theater Magic

399 Thursday Dress Rehearsal  3145_1In theater, all is left outside and the play is the thing.  Unless it’s Tap Dancers for the “Hippo Ballet” and your heart melts.

2013 Annual Recital, Cary Ballet Conservatory  Dress Rehearsal, 6 June 2013.

Four Dancers

346 3D Space & Tech 8502Space & Tech Rehearsal, “All Wrapped Up”,  3D Project Jazz CompanyCary Ballet Conservatory,  Cary Arts Center, 11 Dec. 2012.

A Modern Ms. Bennet

 Jane Austen completed “Pride and Prejudice” in 1812.  Last Sunday, I made this portrait of a modern devotee.

The J.C.  Raulston Arboretum served as “Derbyshire”.  It was the very first time I could “see”and abandoned what I’d planned.

All That Jazz

Dancer Sara Roe

 3D Project Jazz Company 2012 “Spring Gala”

Space & Tech Rehearsal   8 April 2012 Cary Arts Center

Snow Queen

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.

Tiny Dancers #3

Pre-Ballet Class.  Hard on teachers, easy on the heart.

Tiny Dancers #1

Three pre-ballet students in animated conversation before dress rehearsal.  Excitement was in the air.

Before The Call – First Dress

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.