Dance Against Cancer’s 2017 event had performances by elite dance professionals such as Daniel Ulbricht, Stella Abrera, James Whiteside & more.
I was given a special assignment to make images with as many of these musicians as possible, but to do it outside the theater in a more natural setting that is iconic to the Pillow.
I tell my photo interns during the orientation at the beginning of every summer about how the light changes throughout the Festival. The light at the beginning of the summer at Jacob’s Pillow is just a few days after the solstice.
Watch the Video: Margaret Mullin of the Pacific Northwest Ballet came to Jacob’s Pillow and we made creative portraits on the campus grounds to show off the stunning greenery and architecture. Ben Rich of the Nel Shelby Productions team made a short film of the photoshoot.
By now you all know that I not only photograph the performances of these artists but I also have the opportunity to meet them outside the theater to make creative portraits. This week, I want to show you these experiences side-by-side.
Michelle Dorrance is a killer performer, a skilled musician and brings positive energy to every space she presents work. It was a joy seeing her several times this summer, in several gorgeous performing arts venues – Vail International Dance Festival & Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.