When you go to a performance what draws your eye? Yes sometimes if it’s a solo dancer or duet alone on stage the answer is easy but even then are you looking at the whole picture or even closer at the dancer’s expression or intricate gestures they are doing with their hands or the connection between the duet pairing.
Even tougher is that dance many times deals with layers of movement with something going on upstage and downstage, with dancers running or leaping in and out of the moment unfolding before you. This is what we are thinking, the photographers aiming to freeze those moments in time, to tell the story to those who weren’t there and perhaps a different interpretation of the moment to those that were.
So how do we choose those moments? Ok here’s the secret formula…there isn’t one. Well there is, kind of, I would say Personal Style + Timing + Understanding the Movement + Luck. All come into play when shooting, some of those aspects more than others at times. The key is really to be in the flow of the movement. The rest takes over from there including the photographers personal style or their “eye” as they call it. Then when you see that moment you just know and hopefully the rest comes into place to capture it.
Well after some behind the scenes musings from yours truly enjoy these selected moments from the BalletX Winter Series.
- The Dancing Monks of Assam - April 18, 2018
- In the studio with Darrell Grand Moultrie - February 4, 2018
- Bill Hebert’s Philly Holiday Sampler - December 17, 2017
- BalletX presents Nicolo Fonte’s Beautiful Decay - December 1, 2017
- Temple University Student Concert, Fall 2017 - November 12, 2017
- Temple University Alumni Concert - October 8, 2017
- DUENDE – Break My Echo at FringeArts 2017 - September 13, 2017
- A photo Review of BalletX Summer Series 2017 - July 14, 2017
- Behind The Lens with Pasión y Arte at The Barnes Foundation - June 7, 2017
- Sneak Peak at BalletX Spring Series 2017 - May 3, 2017