Heidi Latsky Dance opened their "Triptych" Sunday with "Somewhere," dressed in all white, under hanging lights that lit the stage like stars, some dangling lower and some shining brighter, standing on a surface of wide black and white stripes. They started moving without music, holding stillness then springing into motion simultaneously. Atonal music created by … Continue reading Heidi Latsky Dance at the American Dance Festival
The week before the American Dance Festival opened I had a dream that Shen Wei Dance Arts performed inside a fish tank. I thought it was a strange and funny dream until from the audience at the season opening performance I was reminded of their fluid movement. The dancers move as easily and dreamily as … Continue reading The liquid art of Shen Wei
Teal Darkenwald, assistant professor at ECU 's School of Theatre and Dance, always creates imaginative pieces that are among my favorites at the department's dance showcases. I missed this year's spring performance, but I got to enjoy Darkenwald's piece, Quantum, while editing the video for the Greenville Guardian. With original music by Erich Keil, a lighting and sound technician … Continue reading ECU’s Teal Darkenwald
Here are some photos of beautiful work by North Carolina Artists. Renee Aumiller's piece was inspired by Cormac McCarthy's book The Road, wich I've never read and although it's on my shelf I most likely never will. But I have read about it, things such as "... ashen, post-apocolyptic landscape..." and "... wanders about in the forest … Continue reading Here and Now: NC Dances at ADF
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. I also had the pleasure of photographing Code f.a.d. in "Dancing with Dear Nature." Pictures follow... The next ones are … Continue reading NC Dances
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I had a fun time photographing Black Irish in preparation for their latest show a couple of weeks ago in the studio and at Burning Coal Theater. Director and choreographer Ronald West will be taking his company on the road with the North Carolina Dance Festival, visiting five North Carolina cities from September 2013 to … Continue reading Black Irish – TRUCK
You're Me is a surprising, outrageous and fearless duet featuring Driscoll and Jesse Zarritt. Watching the literal disintegration of image, relationship and sanity was disturbing and provocative. I assumed the title, You're Me, was a person speaking to a partner, but somewhere in the the middle of the performance I felt it was me (or … Continue reading Faye Driscoll at ADF – You’re Me
Jordan Kriston in esc, a Pilobolus world premiere created in collaboration with Penn & Teller.