09. June 2017 · Comments Off on Merce Cunningham: Field Dances · Categories: Dance, Photography · Tags: , , ,

Cunningham based his Field Dances on the movements of children he observed at a playground.  A group of volunteers are taught five interactive movements and are then joined by a corps of dancers to perform the piece.  Dancers are cued by the movements of other dancers and respond as instructed with one of the five moves. Each performance is unique.  At the Walker Art Center I photographed the workshop where the volunteers were taught the moves and then photographed the performance that happened in the galleries.

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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

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09. November 2015 · Comments Off on Production Photos for A Fiddler’s Tale · Categories: Dance, Photography · Tags:

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

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16. August 2015 · Comments Off on Generations · Categories: Dance, Photography · Tags: , , ,

August 15, 2015

Who needs anatomy drawing class when you can photograph b-boys!   Outside in the Cowles Center parking lot in 90-degree heat, b-boy crews from around the country were battling to make the finals and win some cash prizes. I loved shooting all manner of contortions, freezes, kicks, and airborne gyrations. The tricks are impressive but I also thought the upright dance moves created their own poetry.

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Earlier, inside the Cowles Center in the Minnesota Dance Theater Studio, I photographed a lovely Nutcracker performance workshop. Choreographer Katie Rose McLaughlin has imagined how Clara’s life might have unfolded after the Nutcracker episode. Four female dancers play Clara at different ages. The younger dancers, including the superb Barton Cowperthwaite, were technically and artistically delightful. Yet, I was especially struck by the grace and elegant movement of older dancer, Lise Houlton.

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All photos Copyright 2015 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved

10. August 2015 · Comments Off on Dance Out of Africa · Categories: Dance, Photography · Tags: , , ,

What a fabulous show! Enjoy the photos!

Dancers from the show Dance Out of Africa are granted a limited license to use these photos as follows: You may download an image for your own use on social media free of charge.  You may not delete, crop, or alter any photo in any way.  Any attempt to remove the watermark that identifies Alice Gebura as the photographer is a violation of this license. All photos Copyright 2015 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved.

For any other use of these photos, you must request an additional license from the photographer, Alice Gebura, whom you can contact via email or phone.  For contact information, see the column to the right.


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18. November 2014 · Comments Off on The Secrets of Slave Songs – Threads Dance Project · Categories: Dance, Photography · Tags: ,

Choreography by Karen L. Charles

Company: Rae Charles, Latia S. Childers, Karen Christ, Timothy Herian, Gemma Isaacson. Germaine Lindsey, Michala Martinez, Aneka McMullen, Adia Morris, Julie Miuskat, Betsy Roob, Elander Rosser

Images are from the dress rehearsal at the Cowles Center for Dance, Minneapolis

All photos Copyright 2014 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved

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12. July 2014 · Comments Off on Lloyd Knight, Dancer with Martha Graham Company · Categories: Dance, Photography

All Photos Copyright Alice Gebura 2014 All Rights Reserved

This was a difficult photo shoot because of the light. It was windy and more and more clouds rolled in, sometimes covering the sun and eventually covering most of the sky.  This meant constantly stopping to change exposure settings and the light changing on us during a sequence of shots.  This also meant shadows were casting on the dancer.  Studio lighting is easier to control but it’s worth the effort outdoors to capture the dancer with a gorgeous background.


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17. June 2014 · Comments Off on Drop the Mic 2014 – Photographer’s Choice · Categories: Dance, Photography · Tags: , ,

Curio Dance, Drop the Mic
Let the sole shine! – A fantastic show at the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, June 13-15, 2014

All photos Copyright 2014 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved.

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Disco Fever, Curio Dance

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It’s a Man’s World, Curio Dance

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Linda De Mi Corazon, Giselle Mejia

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Urban Animal, Curio Dance

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Latch, Shapeshift

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Jada Daniels, Curio Dance, Cowles Center

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Blue Ocean Floor

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Larry Yazzie, Curio Dance, Cowles Center

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Larry Yazzie, Curio Dance, Cowles Center