Dancers captured in long exposure leave behind trails of light

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 28 January 2014

Brooklyn-based visual artist Jesús Chapa-Malacara , who was a professional ballet dancer before he took on photography, has combined his love for dance and photography with an ethereal photography series capturing the beauty of dance with dancers in long exposure. A KickStarter campaign is now in the works with him calling for backers to expand […]

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Ballet dancers in random situations

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By Tristan Rayner in New Photography on Wednesday 4 September 2013

This incredible photography series by Jordan Matter illustrates the unbelievable talent of ballet dancers. Composed of random situations in well-known and beautiful locations, the elegance and skill of the dancers contrasts starkly with their mundane background. [Our readers did a Facebook Q&A with him. Check it out here]

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Shimmies, shivers and staccato: photography by Robert MacNeil

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By Robert MacNeil in New Photography on Monday 22 July 2013

As a photographer, I was looking for something new and exciting to shoot. I discovered a very interesting and historical dance called Belly Dancing, which is a translation of the French term ‘danse du ventre’. Belly dancing is primarily a torso-driven dance, with an emphasis on articulations of the hips while the name itself is […]

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Elegant overlapping photos of dancers by Nir Arieli

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Wednesday 10 July 2013

New York-based photographer Nir Arieli captures the grace and elegance of dancers in his series entitled Tension. Through the use of an overlapping technique, Arieli highlights the intricate and dynamic muscle movements these male dancers. The overlapping effect creates an energetic composition that portrays strength, control, and tenacity.

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Black Light Dancers, Cellos, and Handmade Puppets

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By QW in New Music on Tuesday 4 September 2012

Director and musician, Quinn Waters, aka Caffeine Machine, has released his second video, Drifting Away, from his debut album, Race Music. The violin, viola and cello seem to make the blacklight dancers even more graceful as they float in a sea of darkness telling the story of a lost soul seeking a meaning. Musically melancholy, […]

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Embroidery art by Jose Ignacio Romussi Murphy

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 28 May 2012

How is it possible for embroidery to look this good? Jose Ignacio Romussi Murphy takes vintage dance photos and embroiders terrifically coloured threads onto tutus, skirts, and sometimes the head gear too. Delightfully fun.

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An Indecisive Moment: by Haley Jane Samuelson

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By Haley Samuelson in New Photography on Saturday 24 March 2012

The photographs from An Indecisive Moment attempt to locate the specific rhythm and buried consciousness of a particular moment in time and work to communicate the feminine experience on the threshold of adulthood. Working with dancers from the major New York Dance Companies, the work is largely concerned with the meaning and existence of womanhood in today’s unstable, fragmented world. Specifically how women are able to reconcile the modern female archetype with the reality of their personal experiences.

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