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. 20150815_GroundbreakerBattle_CowlesCenter_AliceGebura_0369 copy 20150815_GroundbreakerBattle_CowlesCenter_AliceGebura_0557 copy20150815_GroundbreakerBattle_CowlesCenter_AliceGebura_0274 copy 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. 20150815_Nutcracker_MDT_AliceGebura_0045 copy20150815_Nutcracker_MDT_AliceGebura_0175 copy20150815_Nutcracker_MDT_AliceGebura_0157 copy Clara Nutcracker 20150815_Nutcracker_MDT_AliceGebura_0083 copy 20150815_Nutcracker_MDT_AliceGebura_0094 copy 20150815_Nutcracker_MDT_AliceGebura_95 copy 20150815_Nutcracker_MDT_AliceGebura_102 copy 20150815_Nutcracker_MDT_AliceGebura_0117 copy 20150815_Nutcracker_MDT_AliceGebura_122 copy 20150815_Nutcracker_MDT_AliceGebura_124 copy 20150815_Nutcracker_MDT_AliceGebura_143 copy All photos Copyright 2015 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved