Posts Tagged ‘dance’

Photog Captures the Elegant Movements of Dancers in Stunning Long Exposure Series

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Former ballet dancer and professional photographer Jesús Chapa-Malacara has two great passions in life: yep, you guessed right, they’re dance and photography. These two passions collide in his recent Dance Prints series, a beautiful motion photography project that, with your help, he hopes to take to the next level. Read more…

Brooklyn Club Joins the ‘No Photography’ Movement, Upsets Selfie Generation

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The past year saw a mini-boom in musicians discouraging or outright prohibiting fans from taking photos at gigs, pitched mainly as a “pay attention to the music” measure. But now the trend is attracting a sort of venue where reckless flash photography would only seem to add to the experience: electronic dance clubs. Read more…

Dance-Lapse: Woman Uses Her Camera to Capture a Year of Learning to Dance

How good can you get at something in 365 days? If you’re former Microsoft exec Karen Cheng, pretty darn good. Her goal was to learn to dance in one year, and she spent that year documenting the experience and showing her progress right up to her final impressive performance in a San Francisco subway station. Read more…

LightSpin Combines Dance, Stop-Motion, Light-Painting, and a 360° Camera Rig

This experimental video shows what you get when you combine dancers, light-painting, stop-motion, and a 360-degree camera rig. It’s like eye-popping popping that’s the product of cameras rather than extremely skilled dancing.
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Choros: A Hypnotic Short Film Featuring Single Dancer with 32 “Visual Echoes”

“Choros” is a beautiful experimental film by Michael Langan and dancer Terah Maher. It features a single dancer layered 32 times, which each layer slightly offset in time from the previous one. The “visual echo” technique turns a single woman into a “chorus of women,” and transform the dance from single movements into waves of motion. The 13-minute video is set to the song Music for 18 Musicians by Steve Reich.
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Dancers Among Us: Photos of People Dancing Through Life

In 2009, NYC-based headshot photographer Jordan Matter began photographing professional dancers performing moves in and around New York City for a project titled “Dancers Among Us”. When the photographs went viral online, Matter began taking similar photographs in major cities around the world. The photographs show dancers leaping and holding poses in all kinds of environments and situations, from a picnic in the park to workers shoveling snow.
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Slit-Scan Technique Makes Dancers Look Like Human Slinkys

Slit-scan imaging can make for some pretty trippy photos and videos. The technique involves capturing (or displaying) one “slit” at a time through a frame, causing motion to take on a bizarre appearance as each line in the image shows a slightly different moment in time. French filmmakers Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne used the technique a couple of years ago for the video above, which makes two dancers look like human Slinkys.
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The Beauty and Power of Dance Captured in Photos Using Powder

German photographer Geraldine Lamanna has a great series of photographs titled “Powder Dance” that captures the elegance and powder of dance using white powder. Inspired by the music video for the song “Rolling In The Deep” by Adele, Lamanna coated dance instructor Olivia Maciejowski and two her dance students with powder, and then had them bust out their moves for the camera. The resulting photographs are meant to show “echoes” of the movement.
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Eye-Popping Dance Video Created with a Giant 59-Foot-Tall Kaleidoscope

What do you get when you cross a camera, dancers, and a gigantic 59-foot-tall kaleidoscope? “The Power of X”. This amazing dance video was created for TEDxSummit conference that was recently held in Qatar, and was created without any computer trickery. Everything you see in the video is what the camera captured through the kaleidoscope on a massive soundstage. To see how it was created, check out the behind-the-scenes video.

(via Laughing Squid)

100 Years of East London Fashion, Dance, and Music in 100 Seconds

Here’s a super creative video that attempts to capture 100 years of East London fashion, dance, and music in just 100 seconds. Reminds me of Rick Mereki’s amazing “Move” short that we featured earlier this month, except this video travels through “time” rather than space.

(via Laughing Squid)