Houston Ballet in Clear by Stanton Welch, photo by Christopher Duggan
                             Photo of Houston Ballet by Christopher Duggan

Fall for Dance 2023 Roundup

by | Oct 18, 2023 | Dance

I’ve been photographing New York City Center‘s Fall for Dance program for a couple of years now. It’s one of the biggest events in the Fall each year and I feel so honored to be a part of it!

My wife, Nel Shelby of Nel Shelby Productions, always does the videography. It’s an honor to work by her side!

Birmingham Royal Ballet in Interlinked; photo by Christopher Duggan Photography
Photo of Birmingham Royal Ballet by Christopher Duggan
Jam on the Groove in 3 for 30; photo by Christopher Duggan Photography
Photo of Jam on the Groove by Christopher Duggan

The whole idea of Fall for Dance is to cultivate new audiences.

It was actually one of those things that “broke the internet” because ticket prices are so accessible for the amount of performances you get to experience. This year was the 20th annual Fall for Dance festival!

Seeing Birmingham Royal Ballet and Jam on the Groove 3 for 30 by GhettOriginal Productions Dance Co. in the same evening is really, really awesome. Jam on the Groove brought amazing energy and talent to the stage!

Kaleoolakaikahikinaokalā; photo by Christopher Duggan Photography
Photos of Kaleoolakaikahikinaokalā by Christopher Duggan
Kaleoolakaikahikinaokalā; photo by Christopher Duggan Photography
I really loved the hula company Kaleoolakaikahikinaokalā. They were energetic, athletic, and powerful.

 

And of course I always LOVE ballet. I saw Houston Ballet and Birmingham Ballet, and I ran into Julie Kent before one of the shows – it’s so fun to be a part of this big of an event.

Houston Ballet in Clear by Stanton Welch; photo by Christopher Duggan Photography
Birmingham Royal Ballet in Interlinked; photo by Christopher Duggan Photography
Photos of Houston Ballet (left) and Birmingham Royal Ballet (right)

by Christopher Duggan

Program 4 was really special for me because I have a friendship with Ephrat Asherie and Michelle Dorrance.

I’ve been working with them for years and I’m such a fan of their work.

Ephrat Asherie and Michelle Dorrance; photo by Christopher Duggan Photography
Photos of work by Ephrat Asherie and Michelle Dorrance

by Christopher Duggan

Ephrat Asherie and Michelle Dorrance; photo by Christopher Duggan
I’ve photographed the Limón Dance Company at Jacob’s Pillow and Vail Dance Festival, and it’s always amazing to see them again.
Limon Dance Company; photo by Christopher Duggan
Photos of the Limon Dance Company by Christopher Duggan
Limon Dance Company; photo by Christopher Duggan

I love the dance world, and Fall for Dance is such an important annual event. It’s an honor to be apart of it!




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