I’m very happy to announce my Honorable Mention in the 2018 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris competition in the Performing Arts category with my series from Buglisi Dance Theatre’s “Table of Silence” project.
HONORABLE MENTION WINNER OF PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris
TERRI GOLD OF UNITED STATES WAS AWARDED HONORABLE MENTION IN THE PX3 2018 COMPETITION.
PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS (PX3) ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF PX3 2018 COMPETITION.
Terri Gold of United States was Awarded Honorable Mention in Performing Arts category for the entry entitled, ” Table Of Silence, Buglisi Dance Theatre.” The jury selected winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries.
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.
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.
The Table Of Silence Project 9/11 returned for a third year to Lincoln Center today. Conceived by choreographer Jaculyn Buglisi and visual artist Rossella Vasta with flautist Andrea Ceccomori and over 100 dancers, including the Buglisi Dance Theatre. The performance started at 8:15 and concluded at precisely 8:46, the moment American Airlines flight 11 crashed into the north tower.
“The Table of Silence Project represents the common threads of humanity which unite all mankind into a single force with common goals and aspirations regardless of race, culture, or religion. Through this event, we wish to achieve the dual purpose of celebrating and honoring peace, through listening, a united moment of silence – a call for Peace in our world.” – Jacqulyn Buglisi
“There comes a moment, through repetition–like the beating of the hands, the pounding of the fist against the heart–that compels you to create a rhythmic tone that expresses perhaps some great hymn, some offering or worship that allows people to be unified in unexplained compassion. They do not need words in this ritual.”
In partnership with Dance/NYC and September Concert, Buglisi Dance Theatre brings together the dancers to gather in silent procession, forming patterns of concentric circles to create a peace labyrinth while encircling the Revson Fountain as a symbol of eternity, compassion and continuity of the life cycle. At 8:46 AM, the dancers turned their wrists with open palms and extended their arms to the sky for one minute, evoking the simple gesture of universal peace.
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.
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…
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.
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”.
Nevada Wier is an award-winning travel and fine-art photographer specializing in the remote corners of the globe and the cultures that inhabit them. Enjoy her musings, creative tips, and practical suggestions. Excelsior!