As a former professional dancer, I get really excited when I get an opportunity to photograph dance. Being in New York now, there are a ton of dance companies and I was really honored to have the opportunity to photograph Doug Varone and Dancers. This is a small company made up of modern dancers handpicked by Doug Varone. Reading an article about how he picks his dancers, he says he likes to find dancers who have lived, are comfortable in their bodies and can bring a maturity to their dancing, who will bring something to his work, who will make his work better. Each one of these dancers has really beautiful movement quality and timing. It was refreshing to watch modern dancers who move through space freely and still keep the integrity of their technique.
This was the New York premiere of “Chapter from a Broken Novel” performed at the Joyce Theater. “Chapter from a Broken Novel” original score was created by David Van Tieghem. You can see Doug’s thoughts and description of the piece here and here. Here are just a few of my favorite images from the performance.