American National Ballet
Below are performances I photographed from my first season working with ANB. (Click the date to see return engagements as ANB's official photographer: March 2004, April 2004, June 2004.)
Click on thumbnails below to go to that performance segment.
|Lady of the Camellias
Music: Chopin, Piano Concerto #4
Music: Miki, Spiritual
|Symphonic Poem in 6
Music: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons
Music: Barber, Adagio for Strings
|The New Tango, "Work in
Music: Ceasar Garcia, Glass House
I was invited back to Duluth to photograph ANB again, in March 2004. The company performed six pieces, with a very young female corps in all of them (Armando and one other male danced only in Hamlet). Hamlet was performed under execrable lighting conditions -- I had to boost ISO to 3200, which means the photographs have excessive digital noise. To mask that, I introduced grain into each image. Otherwise, the performances speak for themselves.
|The New Tango|
|La Morte de L'Oiseau Blanc|
|To the Moon|
Back to Duluth in April. Another imaginative mix. A new choreographer created the second set, A Gift from the Sea, a filmy and darkly colorful piece largely in slow motion. Lighting again was very challenging, so grain (digital noise) is evident in much of the work.
|A Gift from the Sea|
The final performance of the season came in June. Four more pieces, including a revisit to the tango, most of which I photographed with a very slow shutter speed, to some good effect. Looks like I'll be back photographing ANB in autumn.
|The New Tango|