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Alice in Jazzland – Sweet Jubilee

Next month Sweet Jubilee is debuting their first original, full-length show, Alice in Jazzland. Back in April I took some promotional photos for them while I was in Albuquerque visiting. We chose the ABQ Botanic Garden and ventured into the Children’s Fantasy Garden that was the perfect backdrop for Alice and her friends. I can’t wait to see some videos (hopefully) of the performance since I’m so many miles away now. If you are reading this and in Albuquerque, go check out their show!

Ticket and performance info HERE.

white rabbit in giant carrot

alice reads a book as the white rabbit peeks from behind a carrot

alice chases a leaping white rabbit

woman dressed as cheshire cat in tree

woman dressed as cheshire cat dances

dancers in 1920s red and blue inspired costumes do charleston

woman dressed as queen of hearts with cards and dragon

queen of hearts with cards flying in the air

dancers lined up behind each other

three girls in purple top with leg raised to knee

mad hatter dancer

mad hatter dancer making a crazy face

man catches tea from mad hatter

cast of alice in jazzland around table of flowers

Yjastros Flamenco Company – Albuquerque Journal

In April I got to shoot some of Albuquerque’s professional flamenco dancers. Below are just a few of my favorite photos from one of their rehearsals before a performance. This recent shoot for the Albuquerque Journal of Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company ended up being the cover of the Life in New Mexico section for the week.

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Swingin’ Denver – Promo Photos

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What happens when you have 21 amazing dancers and you have under three hours to photograph them? You move fast and have them on their feet and in the air as much as possible! (And making the occasional silly face.)

If you’ve kept up with my blog you might remember I photographed the Steve & Chanzie Denver Workshop back in December that Swingin’ Denver put on. So when Kenny asked me to shoot some promotional photos of Swingin’ Denver’s instructors and new dance troupe (The Ladies and Gentlemen) I couldn’t wait! I knew this was going to be a fun afternoon!

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Hiland Dance Studio – Promo Photos

Just a quick post with a few recent promotional photos I took for Hiland Dance Studio in Albuquerque. Looking to learn salsa inside and out? Check out Abdul’s classes! He posts class information on Facebook. I hope these photos show just how much fun his classes are.

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505 Stomp & Rocky Mountain Girl Jam – Albuquerque and Denver Dance Events

Lindy hop. Chorus girls. Live music. Team Performances. Lip Sync Battle. Dancing until the wee hours. 

In April two dance workshop weekends happened back to back, one in Albuquerque, one in Denver. Dance weekends are the most fun times for a social dancer. You get to hang out with your dance friends all weekend, learn new things, and most importantly, dance, for hours!!!

505 Stomp is an annual lindy hop workshop held in Albuquerque each spring. Instructors are brought in from across the country, there are classes all day, dances all night, and laid back competitions during the dances. Rocky Mountain Girl Jam is a workshop weekend focused on follow technique and solo dancing. Performances and social dancing fill the nights.

I’ve been photographing 505 Stomp since it began in 2008, but this was the first year I made it to Girl Jam and got to photograph it as well! Both events were so much fun. If you are a dancer and have never made it to an event like these I highly recommend it.

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ASH Project

Origins

The ASH Project was created by Albuquerque artists who took the 2013 concert dance piece by the same title and expanded its striking narrative through the visceral punch of film. ASH explores events from the Holocaust and a young generation’s reaction to crimes against humanity, diving into a harsh and unforgiving world. We are taken to a place that entwines art, religion ritual, and stories from the Holocaust to weave a narrative of a seeming distant past and our own relevant present to inform our future via the artistic abstraction that is dance. Read more

The Picture of Dorian Gray

In my free time, Elite Dance Studio was kind enough to allow me to photograph rehearsals and performances of their production of  ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray.’ I followed the dancers as they got to know their pieces and their characters.  Read more