Choreography by Alida Nyquist-Schultz (more…)
Exciting new work from the Good Women Dance Collective at the
The purpose of this photo shoot was to showcase an up-and-coming neighborhood in the city of Edmonton, Alberta. The images presented in this post are images that were not included in my first edit for a number of reasons The first one is too centre-weighted, too focused on the model and not the main subject (which was the street) The third image does show the street but there is too much negative space in focal area and it does not reveal enough of the distinguishing characteristics of the subject. The second image is just a little ‘behind the scenes” shot for context.
This frenetic, occasionally jarring, new work by the Good Women Dance Collective considers the social behavior of many creatures including human beings. Stripped down to instincts, these animals are attracted to light that ultimately motivates and shapes the way they move.
The innovative core of the Good Women Dance Collective perform Distaff at the Expanse Movement Arts Festival. When my son decides to allow it, I have been working through the edit of all the great images I had the fortune of capturing at this years festival. While working this morning, I discovered this rather compelling portrait from their Expanse set.
Amber Borotsik, founding artistic director of the Expanse Movement Arts Festival. She can be seen in the upcoming Windrow Performance production Backwater.
The irrepressible Jon Lachlan Stewart of Surreal Soreal Theatre in Blue at Expanse 2011.
Good Women Dance Collective members Alida Nyquist-Schultz and Ainsley Hilliard