It’s been a great month or so for dancers and dance enthusiasts in North Carolina. These first two are from the North Carolina Dance Festival which kicked off its tour at Meredith College in September.

Karola Luttringhaus in her NCDF piece, "Stillicidium - Ode to the Unimportant"
Karola Luttringhaus in her NCDF piece, “Stillicidium – Ode to the Unimportant”
Jessi Knight Walker in her NCDF piece, "I Mind"
Jessi Knight Walker in her NCDF piece, “I Mind”

I also had the pleasure of photographing Code f.a.d. in “Dancing with Dear Nature.” Pictures follow…

Dancers Anna M. Maynard and Brooks Owens in "Dances with Dear Nature"
Dancers Anna M. Maynard and Brooks Owens in “Dances with Dear Nature”
Dancers Anna M. Maynard, Christina Serafino and Brooks Owens in "Dances with Dear Nature"
Dancers Anna M. Maynard, Christina Serafino and Brooks Owens in “Dances with Dear Nature”

The next ones are from pieces choreographed by Jan Van Dyke, director of the NCDF.

Van Dyke Dance Group in "Design for Eight."
Van Dyke Dance Group in “Design for Eight.”
Paul Besaw and Kelly Swindell in Jan Van Dyke's "Life and TImes..."
Paul Besaw and Kelly Swindell in Jan Van Dyke’s “Life and TImes…”
Night Between Two Days
Van Dyke Dance Group in “Night Between Two Days”

And these are from John Gamble’s recent premiere, “Bones of the Earth.”

John Gamble Dance Theater in "Bones of the Earth"
John Gamble Dance Theater in “Bones of the Earth”
John Gamble Dance Theater in "Bones of the Earth"
John Gamble Dance Theater in “Bones of the Earth”
From John Gamble's "Bones of the Earth"
From John Gamble’s “Bones of the Earth”