Terri Gold photographs performances by the Martha Graham Dance Theatre

I was so happy to see and photograph the dress rehearsal of the spring season of The Martha Graham Dance Company.

“Throughout her career, Graham was fascinated by visionaries and prophets. In ”Spectre-1914,” Xin Ying is a prophet beholding appalling visions of war as she rises tall and awesome in a black robe. She then manipulated the robe to show its reverse side, making her seem encased in a blood-red shroud.” -Jack Anderson

In my infrared interpretation the robe is white and blue…

Performed by Xin Ying.

 

“In “Embattled Garden,” from 1958, Graham—a lover of myth—tackled the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. (The garden is represented by a field of reeds, designed by Isamu Noguchi). ” -from a New Yorker Review

Performed by So Young An, Lloyd Mayor, Natasha Diamond-Walker, Abdiel Jacobsen.

Visit my website to see more images of the Martha Graham Dance Company.

Terri Gold Photographs 25th Anniversary Season of the Buglisi Dance Theatre

Terri Gold Photographs 25th Anniversary Season of the Buglisi Dance Theatre

I had a wonderful time attending and photographing the fabulous performances and gala for Buglisi Dance Theatre‘s 25th Anniversary Season.  I have been photographing the Buglisi dancers for many years and am always amazed at their talent and grace.

 

Bare to the Wall Suite performed by So Young An, Ari Mayzick, Blakeley White-McGuire, Abdiel Jacobsen, Anne O’Donnell, and Lloyd Knight

  

Requiem performed by Marie Zvosec, Jessica Higgins, Jessica Sgambelluri, Laura Careless, and Ashley Merker

Moss #5 Variation and Dialogues on What Makes Us Human performed by Blakeley White-McGuire, Jessica Higgins, Jessica Sgambelluri, Stephanie Van Dooren-Eshkenazi, Lara Careless, and Ashley Merker

Visit my website to see more images from the 25th Anniversary Season, as well as more images from Buglisi Dance Theatre performances over the years.

 

Kenyan Stories

Everything from the humble woodlouse to specks of dust moving through a ray of sunlight. Each tells a story. ~ Fennel Hudson

With my camera, I try to bring the diversity of distant lands into our modern world, and share the stories I discover in my travels ; to create imagery that reminds us and generations to come how beautiful and diverse the world is. Our challenge now will be to keep the poetry of diversity alive…kenya_red_ambo-256 new sky Kenya_2015_red_-1903 Kenya_2015_red_-1907 Kenya_2015_red_-2120 Kenya_2015_red_-2172 kenya_red_ambo-234 kenya_red_ambo-236

In Kenya, the Maasai and Samburu warriors rite of passage used to be pretty standard: Spend three months in the forest, learn how to herd cows, kill a predator.

“Some years back, for you to become a chief, you had to kill a lion. But conservationists came in and stopped the killing,” explains Mtaine David Swakei, a Maasai leader.

Now dance is part of what defines the ancient tribes of modern Kenya, the “adumu”, or “jumping dance”.

It’s been captured in endless pictures and documentaries; and is a recognizable ritual of Maasai and Samburu life. On this day the young men performed a version of it for us. The adumu is just one in a series of rituals that make up the Eunoto, the ceremony in which the junior warriors, or morani, graduate to the ranks of manhood.

Table Of Silence Project 9/11

The Table of Silence Project 9/11 returned  today to Lincoln Center at the Josie Robertson Plaza around the fountain. This free public ceremony for peace commenced at 8:15 and concluded at 8:46 AM, the moment when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

This is the fourth presentation of The Table of Silence Project 9/11, a ritual for peace, conceived and choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi in collaboration with Italian visual artist, Rossella Vasta. A moving meditation, it is the the human embodiment of Vasta’s “Table of Silence” sculptural installation of 100 ceramic plates representing a symbolic banquet table uniting humanity.

“Moving to the ritualistic beat of the tympani, the minimal chant of the singers, the echoes the conch and the melody of the flute, the dancers ascend onto the Plaza forming patterns of concentric circles to create a peace labyrinth that culminates symbolically at 8:46 am and signifies eternity, purity and the continuous life cycle. This sacred landscape is filled with the transcendent energy of the Mandala, connecting dancers, musicians, and viewers to the healing rituals of the natural world.” said Marina Kennedy.

For all of us who were in NYC on 9/11/2001 and for people everywhere, that day is seared into our memory. I was so  glad to begin this day of remembrance, sharing and being part of this wonderful tribute.

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Table Of Silence Project 9/11

Whew ! Jennifer Muller

There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. Vicki Baum

The Whew ! moment represents the relief, the resolution and the reprieve…

World Premiere Whew ! choreographed by Jennifer Muller

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Whew ! Jennifer Muller

Whew ! Jennifer Muller

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Whew ! Jennifer Muller

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Whew ! Jennifer Muller

Whew ! Jennifer Muller

Whew ! Jennifer Muller

Whew ! Jennifer Muller

Whew ! Jennifer Muller

Whew ! Jennifer Muller

Whew ! Jennifer Muller

Whew ! Jennifer Muller

Whew ! Jennifer Muller

Whew ! Jennifer Muller

Whew ! Jennifer Muller

Whew ! Jennifer Muller

 

“Miserere Nobis” Choreography : Jennifer Muller

“Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances. ”  Maya Angelou

World Premier – Jennifer Muller – ” Miserere Nobis “

This piece is an entreaty for mercy and grace. In an age of unspeakable cruelty and conflict, loss and grief, each of us asks forgiveness for all of us.

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