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Zipa

Rehearsal by members of The Other Company dance troupe for their upcoming production The Crowning of the Zipa by Venezuelan choreographer Rene Ydrogo.  Based on the life of the the king of the pre-Columbian Muisca, whose daily gold-dusted salutations to the sun at dawn on Lake Guatavita spawned the legend of El Dorado that drove Spanish Conquistadors mad with gold fever during conquest and colonization of Colombia and South-America.  Please click on any pictures to see fuller series on my website.

Posted October 26th, 2010.

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Confinement Fable

La Fabula del Encierro (Confinement Fable) at the Museum of Modern Art of Medellin (MAMM). Choreography by Leyla Castillo and Lina Gaviria of Artifice Danza & Co.  Sponsored by The Dance Net City of Medellin.

Click on any of the images to see full series on my page, under PERFORMANCE, and CONFINEMENT FABLE.

Haz click en cualquier imagen para ver serie completa en mi pagina bajo PERFORMANCE, y CONFINEMENT FABLE.

Posted June 18th, 2010.

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Burlesque

So I email-up James Habacker (I think) at the Slipper Room, and after some gentle cajoling, he lets me come over one Friday night during my  visit to New York last November (2009) to shoot the show.  On my arrival a little past 9pm if memory serves me right a shirtless bald and bold Rudi Macaggi is doing all kinds of methodical and well-measured stunts with his body that makes me think 19th Century Brooklyn for some reason, all while delivering punch lines that fill my belly with laughter.  I think in one number he hopped on a bar’s stool on one hand while completely upside down, and I am sure I am not  exaggerating enough.  So I delectably sip a couple of Amstel Lights, which are nowhere near Colombia (South-America) where I spent most of my year nowadays, before the bar fills up a bit, but not much, and “the girls” come out individually for their shows.  The live band is cranking up all kinds of stripsy melodies from the darkest shadows in the bar.  I am pretty fond of these pics, for the subtlety and playfulness of the performers, for the richness of the palette, and for the quiet in them somehow.  I dunno–my words are always short.  Click on any of the pics to be taken to my website where you can see more pics under PHOTOJOURNALISM, and then under BURLESQUE.


Posted March 25th, 2010.

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Gloria

“I would want to say something that would give life back to a man. I would want to say something that would kill a man with love.” Angela. La Candelaria, Santa Fe de Bogota.

Gloria Montoya in the role of Angela for the film La Sangre y La Lluvia (The Blood & The Rain) by Colombian Director Jorge Navas. The film was featured at the Tribeca Film Festival (2010). Official website here.

Posted November 16th, 2009.

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