Choreographer Netta Yerushalmy and I have something in common. We like to look back at historical moments in dance and put our own twist on things. For our recent photo shoot together, we were inspired by images of Alvin Ailey dancers in Revelations that were made back in 1961 by John Lindquist at Jacob’s Pillow.
Every summer, my wife, dance videographer Nel Shelby, and I move back into our cabin in the Berkshires to spend the summer photographing and filming the incredible artists who perform at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. The festival runs for 10 weeks and each week includes 2 new mainstage dance performances and 4 free outdoor performances.
There was a special buzz around the Pillow having Daniil here, and all the other dancers – extraordinary American Ballet Theatre company members Isabella Boylston, Alexandre Hammoudi, Blaine Hoven, Calvin Royal III, Hee Seo, Cassandra Trenary, and James Whiteside, as well as Céline Cassone, a special guest artist from Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal. (You have to be a killer dancer to have bold red hair like Céline and get away with it. She’s awesome.)
httpv://vimeo.com/62173686 “Christopher, We love the way it turned out. Thanks for being such a wonderful partner and collaborator.” – Brian Smith, Chief Marketing Officer at The Joffrey Ballet Super Storm Sandy Couldn’t Stop This Photo Shoot When The Joffrey Ballet asked if I was willing to go to Chicago for three days to photograph their dancers for […]