Today was a very special day in the history of dance photography, the book created by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory was officially released and is now available in bookstores. This book is truly a work of art laced with talent, beauty and grace, and for the lack of a better description... a page turner. Congratulations NYCDanceProject on this amazing accomplishment!!!
I am always up for dancing in the wind, especially if there is a beautiful flowing silk dress involved. Here are more images from the Central Park photo series by the New York based photographer Albert Ayzenberg. Make sure to check out more of his gorgeous photography at https://www.instagram.com/albert_ayzenberg_photography/.
During a quick trip to NYC I was very fortunate to spend an hour with a very talented photographer Albert Ayzenberg and shoot in the beautiful Central Park, which is starting to show signs of embracing the fall weather. On a very cloudy Sunday morning, Albert was expertly finding simple, yet surprisingly well lit with natural light, locations which provided perfect setting for the images. Albert kept emphasizing that he enjoys subtlety in his photography, and I loved hearing that. So often as a dancer I find myself striving to capture something unusual, extraordinary, almost acrobatic and yet forgetting that sometimes the most simple gesture can and will speak volumes. Thank you Albert for the reminder of how captivating simplicity can be.
Here is one of the photographs from the Central Park series. Enjoy!
A huge thank you to Duane Cyrus, an extraordinary dance educator at the UNC Greensboro, and the incredible cast of Prelude to Action for having me be part of the exciting process of staging this historic Graham work. Your hard work, dedication and perseverance is admirable! Come see them in New York at the Joyce Theater as part of the University Partners Program with the Martha Graham Company. These dancers are thrilling!
Another wonderful image from the Sarah Duke Gardens series shot by Maksym Kolotun. I absolutely love the rays of sunshine coming through. It was a very hot day with intermittent clouds, but seems like a lot of elements came together to capture this particular moment.
This photograph is the first in a series I'll be posting. I had an opportunity to collaborate with Maksym Kolotun at the beautiful Sarah P. Duke Gardens this summer. Maksym has a very distinct way of seeing his surroundings through the lens of a camera, a creative process which was so inspiring to be a part of. Here we were playing with a suspended motion of falling, and this is what was captured.
I am thrilled to have been a part of a very exciting project by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory which has culminated into a highly anticipated end result, a gorgeous 300 page book with images of stunning dancers from various celebrated dance companies from around the world. And the icing on the cake... I'm on the cover!
This beautiful image was taken by an incredibly talented photographer Guilherme Licurgo in Napflio, Greece while on tour with the Martha Graham Dance Company. This photograph is now part of an awesome collection of photographs of other Graham dancers in "Desert Flower Project" book.
Most recently this image has been selected for an installation at the entrance of the Botanical Garden in Rio de Janeiro.
On a lazy Sunday afternoon, out and about exploring my surroundings through movement.