Thursday, September 18, 2008

Ballet Photography - Classic Balanchine

The North Carolina Dance Theatre's (NCDT) upcoming show includes works by famed Russian-born American choreographer George Balanchine.
NCDT is an amazing group and I always enjoy the challenge of capturing these talented dancers.
After photographing the first ballet from the more typical view in front of the stage, I ventured back to capture the action backstage. I like to try to give a glimpse of events most people don't get a chance to see.
(Remember to click on the images for a better view and hit the back button to return to the blog.)

Seia Rassenti

Traci Gilchrest

Sarah Hayes Watson, Seia Rassenti and Anna Gerberich

Traci Gilchrest and Addul Manzano

Sarah Hayes Watson

Anna Gerberich

Seia Rassenti and Joseph Watson

Anna Gerberich and Joseph Watson


Traci Gilchrest

Kara Wilkes

Sarah James and Ian Grosh

Sarah James and Ian Grosh

Kara Wilkes

Waiting to go on

David Ingram prepares to take the stage

David Ingram

Anna Gerberich and Sasha Janes

Traci Gilchrest


Gabre said...

These photos are fantastic... What are the specs on the lens and did you have reason to use a flash?

Christopher Record said...

Thanks Wrerm! No flash. Stage lighting shot primarily with a 70-200mm f2.8 lens and a few with a 24mm f2.8 lens. Used very high ISOs on the Nikon D3.