Red Rehearsal

By: Gustav Hoiland

May 02 2013

Category: dance

1 Comment

Aperture:f/4
Focal Length:35mm
ISO:3200
Shutter:1/59 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Backstage Hallways

Ain’t nothin’ like a dancer breathing in the black-curtained wings. It’s a sound that goes largely unheard by the audience, though not unseen – diaphragmic movement always seems to be out of sync with the controlled elegance.

And the collective sigh of the just-bowed performers after the curtains close, followed by the mad scramble to the stage door. Pure emergence on that front. Nobody choreographs the movement unseen by the crowd. Pivots, hurrying, a dozen bodies straight-lining towards and then bunching up at the bottleneck.

To 6 hours’ sleep, a morning photo shoot, a daytime dayjob, and eventually an evening beneath the ropes, dodging force-released sweat and blood while nosing the lens in on the action.

Busy. Good busy.

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