Here are some performance photos from Rioult’s performance at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center. They performed On Distant Shores, which I photographed at the premiere last year, Wein and Bolero. Charis Haines has such an emotional face when she is dancing and just flawless movement. Wein is pretty disturbing when you watch it. It was interesting to watch in rehearsal but to see it in performance is…wow! The way the dancers throw themselves into the choreography. At the Q&A afterwards, the audience how they prepare for a piece like that and avoid getting bruises. One dancer admitted, they have plenty of bruises and sore muscles but they don’t notice while performing.
Since, I have unlimited access, we tried shooting Bolero from the wings to get a different perspective. With the lights and silvery shiny unitards, it looks like a disco.