On assignment at Juilliard. With my lack of dancing skills, I thought I would never have a chance to walk through the doors of Juilliard. Give me a soccer ball and I can “dance” along with almost anyone, but put me in a large room with nothing at my feet and I’m completely useless. Thank goodness I had a camera. The on-going assignment is to cover the Rite of Time practice sessions. These images are from the first practice where the entire company was present. The energy and concentration of the students was quite amazing (practice was from 2-6pm) and if you know anything of Igor Stravinski’s revolutionary composition, “Rite of Spring”, how the director, Matt Tosca, can keep all the music and dance moves in his head dumbfounds me.
I recently worked with Matthew Tosca, the creative director and conductor behind the performance titled “The Rite of Time”. The performance is a reinterpretation of Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” and features dancers from Julliard and orchestra members from Mannes Conservatory. Each of the promotional images shows a dancer with his/her accompanying orchestra member. The performance is set for May 14th in Central Park and all the proceeds from the show will be donated to the Central Park Conservancy. The first round of promotional images were shot on location at the Bandshell in Central Park.