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Dance Photography

The Unspoken Beauty Of Dancers With Tattoos

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.29.2016 | Arts

Before photographer Travis Magee devoted himself to his camera, he toured the world as a modern dancer. He hasn't been able to shake his fascination ...

Instagram Account Documents The Varied And Vibrant Dancers Of NYC

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.01.2015 | Arts

Why walk to the subway -- shoulders hunched, eyes glued to your iPhone, elbows ready to shove -- when you can leap, prance, sashay your way to the 163...

30 Incredible Ballet Portraits

DL Cade | Posted 08.14.2015 | Arts
DL Cade

The sublime art of ballet is about movement; and yet, few videos seem to do the ballet dancer justice like the perfectly captured still image. Mayb...

Photos Of Dancers In Their Own Homes Will Leave You Speechless

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.27.2015 | Arts

In the 19th century, impressionist painter Edgar Degas depicted ballet dancers in their off moments, warming up, stretching, putting on their tights ...

New York's Flex Dancers Test The Limits Of The Human Body

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.22.2015 | Arts

The dance craze known as Flex originated in 1990s Jamaica with a man named George "Bruk Up" Adams. Adams' nickname -- "Bruk Up" is Jamaican sl...

10 Ballet Photos That Prove Dancing Is The Magical Alternative To Walking

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.01.2014 | Arts

In the words of legend Martha Graham: "Dance is the hidden language of the soul." Indeed, there's something particularly powerful about the art form t...

The Book of Lines: Alonzo King Moves from Stage to Page

Larissa Archer | Posted 04.08.2014 | Books
Larissa Archer

The cliché about ballet dancers is that they are "light on their feet," that they "float" and "soar" across the stage. I've always felt the opposite to be more interesting: nobody reveals a more solid connection to the ground.

Bewitching Long Exposure Photos Capture The Elusive Language Of Dance

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

For years photographers have attempted to accomplish the impossible: capture the bewitching movement of dance in a single, frozen image. Photographer ...

9 Oddly Realistic Photos Of People Walking On Their Hands

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

Have you ever had the uncanny sensation that you're walking aimlessly without balance or direction, almost as if you're a child learning to wobble for...

Nude Dancers Turn Mother Nature Into The Perfect Stage (NSFW)

Posted 12.26.2013 | Arts

Photographer Bertil Nilsson has created a breathtaking series featuring nude dancers alone in sweeping, natural landscapes. Twirling, pirouetting and ...

Rosalie O'Connor On the Art of Animal Photography

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

It was her ninth year with the company and she had no plans for what she was going to do after she was done dancing. She was initially reticent but realized that it was a rare opportunity after talking it over with friends.

Natural Light Studio at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival - Year 2

Christopher Duggan | Posted 12.07.2013 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

I can't believe I waited six years as festival photographer before starting to do something like this. It's so much fun. My Natural Light Studio is a space for creative exploration, and it's as much about what the dancers bring to the photo session as it is about what I bring to it.

LOOK: Dancers Defy Gravity In Stunning Photo Series

Posted 08.19.2013 | Arts

Dancers: they're just like us. Except instead of walking places, they have the option of gracefully pirouetting from one place to another, thus making...

Gene Schiavone -- One of Ballet's Top Photographers Explores New Realms

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 10.12.2013 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

In the world of dance photography, Gene Schiavone's photographs are acclaimed for their exceptional ability to capture the art of ballet. He exudes the friendly, calm confidence of someone who knows how good he is but doesn't need to prove anything.

Favorite Photos From Inside/Out at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2013

Christopher Duggan | Posted 10.07.2013 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

You all know by now that Inside/Out -- the outdoor festival stage at Jacob's Pillow -- is my absolute favorite place to photograph dancers. The Pillow's outdoor stage is magical. The trees, the mountains, the sky. Everything is perfect -- as long as the weather cooperates.

Returning to Jacob's Pillow

Christopher Duggan | Posted 09.02.2013 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

Every year, I am so excited to return to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, to photograph amazing dancers and festival life and settle back in to our cozy cabin in the Berkshires.

PHOTOS: You've Never Seen A Proposal Like This

The Huffington Post | Erin Migdol | Posted 05.14.2013 | Weddings

One photography fan took a leap of faith when he proposed to his girlfriend last week, and he has a photo to prove it. New Yorkers Peter and Betsy ...

Photographing Wendy Whelan In Restless Creature

Christopher Duggan | Posted 07.06.2013 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

After years of photographing and filming performances and rehearsals, Nel and I believe in the power of great dance documentation, but nothing compares to seeing Wendy Whelan perform live. She is captivating, enthralling, alluring -- I just can't describe how I feel when I watch her dance.

Photography for the Joffrey Ballet's Season Brochure

Christopher Duggan | Posted 06.04.2013 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

When the Joffrey Ballet asked if I was willing to go to Chicago for three days to photograph their dancers for their 2013-2014 season brochure, I was thrilled. There was only one week to make it work for all of us. It just so happened that was the week Hurricane Sandy was rolled up.

Dance Artist Portraits in my Natural Light Studio at Jacob's Pillow

Christopher Duggan | Posted 04.06.2013 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

Kassandra Cruz and Alonso Guzman I had been dreaming for a few seasons about making portraits of the incredible dancers, choreographers and artists ...

Falling in Love With Dance

Christopher Duggan | Posted 03.07.2013 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

One of my very first jobs in New York City was working at the box office at The Joyce Theater. Ballet Hispanico performed that season. The company danced Good Night Paradise by Ramon Oller, and I was totally taken away. It swept me off my feet.

Dancers Among Us -- an Interview With Photographer Jordan Matter

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 01.20.2013 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

Matter has managed to capture dance in a way I have never quite seen it before. It's fresh and fun, and it really must have been something to be involved in the shoots pictured in this book. Let's take a peek behind the scenes.

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival: Then and Now

Christopher Duggan | Posted 12.08.2012 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

When the From the Horse's Mouth program was presented this summer, taking advantage of the connection to Ted Shawn's Men Dancers was a no-brainer.

Photographing the Joffrey Ballet

Christopher Duggan | Posted 11.04.2012 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

2012-09-04-Screenshot20120904at5.45.38PM.jpgIt's always exciting to photograph a world premiere.

Stunning Dance Photos Inspired By Adele's ‘Rolling In The Deep’

Posted 08.15.2012 | Arts

Geraldine Lamanna's series of women in motion recently caught our eye on Flickr. The German photographer told HuffPost Arts about her inspiration for ...