Dance Photos

These are photos I have taken of dance performances. Dance is a subject I would like to explore more in my photography.

The Hong Kong Ballet

The Hong Kong Ballet performed excerpts from their version of the Great Gatsby at the Freespace Happening Jazz Fest in November 2019. The performance, with its lively jazz score and dramatic choreography, was exciting. The story seemed to go well with the backdrop of Hong Kong’s office buildings glittering in the late-afternoon sun.

Hong Kong Ballet performs The Great Gatsby  @ Freespace Jazz (10 November 2019)
Matthew Golding as Jay Gatsby
Hong Kong Ballet performs The Great Gatsby  @ Freespace Jazz (10 November 2019)
Jay Gatsby & Daisy Buchanan (Ye Feifei)
Hong Kong Ballet performs The Great Gatsby  @ Freespace Jazz (10 November 2019
The party scene
Hong Kong Ballet performs The Great Gatsby  @ Freespace Jazz (10 November 2019)
Fisticuffs
Hong Kong Ballet performs The Great Gatsby  @ Freespace Jazz (10 November 2019)
More fisticuffs
Hong Kong Ballet performs The Great Gatsby  @ Freespace Jazz (10 November 2019)
Spotlight on the male dancers
En pointe
Hong Kong Ballet performs The Great Gatsby  @ Freespace Jazz (10 November 2019)
George Wilson (Shen Jie) and Myrtle Wilson (Lai Nok-sze)
Hong Kong Ballet performs The Great Gatsby  @ Freespace Jazz (10 November 2019)

George and Myrtle Wilson

You can see excerpts from the perform in this video (starting at 5:47)

Sarah Xiao

These two photos are of a contemporary dance performance by Sarah Xiao at the Pekin Fine Arts gallery in 2019.

Dance performance by Sarah Xiao & art by Lin Jeng (Pekin Fine Arts)
Sarah Xiao

Nimkii Osawamick (Chris Derksen Trio)

Nimkii Osawamick is an Ashinnaabe hoop dancer who performs in the Chris Derksen Trio (with Cellist Chris Derksen and drummer Jesse Baird. These two photos are from a performance by the trio at Freespace Happening in January 2019.

Indigenous dancer Nimkii Osawamick with the Chris Derksen Trio
Nimkii Osawamick

Lee Chan

These photos were taken when I was collaborating with Lee on a couple of my music videos: Broken in 2016 and The Hidden Path in 2014.

Ballet (for the music video for the song ‘Broken’)
Lee Chan
Lee Chan

Dance (for the music video for the song ‘The Hidden Path’)
Lee Chan

Ottawa

I took these two photos outside the National Art Gallery in Ottawa, Canada. A contemporary dance group was giving a performance.

Dancers outside the National Art Gallery, Ottawa
Contemporary Dance

~ photos and text by longzijun

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