4th Annual Pollux Awards – Photographer of the Year

I was honored to be awarded Photographer of the Year in two categories of the In the WPGA 4th annual Pollux Awards in London. In the People category, West of Eden took the prize and Suspended Women in Rehearsal -A piece by The Buglisi Dance Theatre won in the Performing Arts category.

Juried by Dilip Bhatia the contest received 2900 images submitted from 42 countries.

West Of Eden

West Of Eden

Suspended Women in Rehearsal

Suspended Women in Rehearsal

Threshold – Buglisi Dance Theatre

Threshold  

Buglisi Dance Theatre 20th Anniversary Season at the Joyce Theater

performed by

Virginie Victoire Mecene and Kevin Predmore

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The more I look at the dancers and the dance

the emotions and grace evoked – the stories told

I see more each time

the sinuous connections

existing in the liminal space

where the dancers are momentarily suspended in the space between two worlds…

Buglisi Dance Theatre 20th Anniversary Season at The Joyce Theater

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     I was thrilled to photograph the 20th anniversary season of The Buglisi Dance Theatre last week. The 2 programs included four premieres: This Is Forever, Snow Falling on Water, Butterflies and Demons, and Zjawa (by Katarzyna Skarpetwoska, who was a student of Buglisi’s at Juilliard). Guest artists are Martine van Hamel and Charles Askegard.

 
I have been photographing the company for years – so celebrating and making images from  this wonderful anniversary season, the culmination of so much work by the whole company  was pure joy.  

Buglisi Dance Theatre celebrates 20 Years of Artistry

Buglisi Dance Theatre Requiem

Requiem                                    

Artistic Director Jacqulyn Buglisi,the Board of Directors and the Benefit Committee celebrated 20 Years of artistry and inspired service to the community on Wednesday evening at an event at the   beautiful Columbus Citizens Foundation Townhouse.

As flag bearers of arts and culture, Buglisi Dance Theatre bridges boundaries through collaborations that transcend all barriers.

Honoring – Matilda Raffa Cuomo

First Mother, First Lady of New York (1983-95 ) Founder of Mentoring USA In the presence of ~Consul General of New York, Mrs. Natalia Quintavalle.

The company performed excerpts from  3 pieces Requiem, Prelude  and This is Forever.

This is all building up  to the 20th Anniversary season at the Joyce theater in February.

I am always honored to photograph for the company and can’t wait till February…

Buglisi Dance Theatre performs Suspended Women

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The other night I was thrilled to photograph at the National Dance Institute . The Buglisi Dance Theatre performed excerpts from my favorite piece,  Suspended Women. I began photographing backstage, while the dancers were dressing and  then during a short rehearsal. I love watching the creative process, seeing  the dancers inhabit the choreographer’s vision. The language of dance is universal and as Jacqulyn so beautifully says it ignites the imagination.

Suspended Women speaks  to the duality of a woman’s identity; tender femininity paired with a vivacious strength. The colorful pastel dresses are in silk, chiffon, feathers and sequins. Some flow freely while others wobble with a hoop skirt to the sounds of Maurice Ravel’s Gloria. The eclectic dresses added a romantic timelessness to the piece.

National Dance Institute Celebration for Shaun O’Brien and Cris Alexander

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The other night I was thrilled to photograph at the National Dance Institute  at a special  Memorial and Celebration for Shaun O’Brien and Cris Alexander who were  principal dancers at the New York City Ballet  with Jacques d’Amboise.

Through in-school partnerships, workshops, and public performances, NDI uses dance as a catalyst to engage children and motivate them towards excellence.

“The arts open your heart and mind to possibilities that are limitless. They are pathways that touch upon our brains and emotions and bring sustenance to imagination. Human beings’ greatest form of communication, they walk in tandem with science and play, and best describe what it is to be human.”
Jacques d’Amboise

HONORABLE MENTION WINNER OF PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris _ Terri Gold

Prix De La Photographie Paris 2012_Honorable Mention _Terri Gold

Prix De La Photographie Paris 2012_Honorable Mention

HONORABLE MENTION WINNER OF PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris

TERRI GOLD OF UNITED STATES WAS AWARDED IN THE PX3 2012 COMPETITION.

PARIS, FRANCE
PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS (PX3) ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF PX3 2012 COMPETITION.

terri gold of United States was Awarded in category for the entry entitled, ” Table Of Silence 1 .” The jury selected winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries.

Px3 is juried by top international decision-makers in the photography industry: Carol Johnson, Curator of Photography of Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Gilles Raynaldy, Director of Purpose, Paris; Viviene Esders, Expert près la Cour d’Appel de Paris; Mark Heflin, Director of American Illustration + American Photography, New York; Sara Rumens, Lifestyle Photo Editor of Grazia Magazine, London; Françoise Paviot, Director of Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris; Chrisitine Ollier, Art Director of Filles du Calvaire, Paris; Natalie Johnson, Features Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine, London; Natalie Belayche, Director of Visual Delight, Paris; Kenan Aktulun, VP/Creative Director of Digitas, New York; Chiara Mariani, Photo Editor of Corriere della Sera Magazine, Italy; Arnaud Adida, Director of Acte 2 Gallery/Agency, Paris; Jeannette Mariani, Director of 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris; Bernard Utudjian, Director of Galerie Polaris, Paris; Agnès Voltz, Director of Chambre Avec Vues, Paris; and Alice Gabriner, World Picture Editor of Time Magazine, New York.

ABOUT Px3:
The “Prix de la Photographie Paris” (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. Winning photographs from this competition are exhibited in a high-profile gallery in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.

An Affair to Remember

It is always a pleasure to create images for  the Buglisi Dance Theatre’s performances and the  May 1st spring benefit, An Affair to Remember, was especially beautiful. It  took place at Artisanal House where the dancers were in the space as “living peace sculptures”, followed by excerpted performances of the Table of Silence, Requiem and Jacqulyn’s new piece commissioned by David DeSilva “This is Forever” – which was  also  screened throughout the evening on film – and Jacques d’Amboise who  read from his book “I Was a Dancer”.

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