The Guthrie Theater hosted the 2017 New Griots Festival at its Dowling Stage for 10 days of inspiring performances and free community workshops. The festival, a presentation by emerging black artists in the Twin Cities, is the brain child of Jamil Jude and Josh Wilder. I photographed some of the workshops and rehearsals. It was deeply satisfying to watch the audience sizes growing as word got around that this was the place to be to see amazing talent with both breadth and depth. Photos Copyright 2017 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved
The Walker Art Center hired me to photograph Merce Cunningham's Field Dances. The Dances are based on the movements of children he observed at a playground. At the Walker Art Center I photographed the workshop where volunteers were taught five interactive movements and then joined by a corps of professional dancers to perform the piece.
Here's my first attempt at creating a video with Adobe Premier Pro! This was the assignment from the Multimedia Production class I took at McNally Smith College: Use the four video clips and eight title cards provided by the instructor to create the following eight emotions: hunger, disgust, grief, horror, pride, peace, rage, love. We could choose our own audio or music and were instructed to "juxtapose clips and enhance the intended tonality with color grading, FX filters, and keyframe animations."
Visions of Sugarplums is a burlesque parody of our traditional Nutcracker ballet, joining the catalog that includes Mark Morris’ The Cracked Nut and Myron Johnson’s Nutcracker Not So Suite. Sugarplums is a hoot with lots of talent, great costumes and music. In 2014 I photographed the dress rehearsal for the Sugarplum's inaugural run at the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis. This year I photographed the dress rehearsal and one of the performances for the 2016 show, this time running at the Lab Theater in Minneapolis. In the following compilation of images you might notice how different lighting and textures are created in the two theaters. All images Copyright Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved
Handcrafted dance costume by Shadia Costume Design of Boston
This is an exquisite work of art suitable for professional dancers and performing artists. Truly, you get what you pay for and this costume is for dancers who are deeply serious about their art. Every detail is handcrafted with only the finest materials for beauty and durability by Shadia Costume Design of Boston. Valued at $1,100, asking $949.
StyleMiddle Eastern, Bellydance, Harem
DescriptionGold lame base skirt, overskirt, top, belt, and wristbands constructed from fabric purchased in India that features gold, silver and turquoise embroidery outlined with gold sequins. Embellished with Swarovski crystals and beaded looping. Sturdy construction. Condition: new, never worn Measurements Under bust length of bra: 37 inches Size of cups: 36C and has lots of padding Skirts are A-line in shape and are meant to rest on the hips. Overskirt has elastic band that is 31 inches unstretched, stretches to 48 inches, length of skirt from top to bottom of hem: 36 inches Gold base skirt has double knit band that is 32 inches unstretched, stretches to 39 inches, length of skirt from top to bottom of hem: 36 inches Belt length is 39 inches, snaps and hooks can be moved if needed
Price$949 To purchase, please contact the owner Alice Gebura at 651-224-4539
Studio portraits are great because I can control the lighting and other factors in the environment to create a high-quality image. But they can be a bit boring with the same old backdrop. I enjoy using Photoshop to create an alternate background. First there's the technical challenge of making a clean mask. How this goes depends on the clarity of the edges. Elements such as flying hair are time consuming. Then, once I have an idea for the background, I have to figure out how it's going to work in terms of light, color, perspective, and blending. All photos Copyright 2016 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved.
This was a fun project. At the beginning of every design or redesign project I ask what's the audience for this web site. For Pony Party Place the audience is families with young children. Research showed unanimously that children respond best to cartoon web sites. This is my first cartoon-style web site and I had a blast with it. I purchased a stock cartoon pony, but the rest of the cartoon images I either created in Photoshop or got from free clip-art sites. I also did an on-site photo shoot at one of the parties, which, by the way, looked like one of the best kid birthday parties ever. Pony Party Place
In Feb., 2016 Minneapolis Music Company will present A Fiddler's Tale, Wynton Marsalis' composition inspired by Stravinksy's L'Histoire du Soldat. I worked with Artistic Director, Mischa Santora, and the dancers Anton LaMon and Kendra Vie Boheme Dennard to create production photos for the upcoming performance. Some of my photos are posted below and you can find out more about the performance here. All Photos Copyright 2015 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved