Dance is Everywhere
Dance is everywhere. You don’t have to be on stage or in a rehearsal studio to see it or appreciate it. I’m a big fan of photography that takes something with an established set of unspoken rules, such as a ballerina belongs on stage or a swimsuit model belongs on a sandy beach, and changing the location on them. I’d be lying if I said that this was all originally my own idea. The friend of mine in these photos suggested I look at something called the “Ballerina Project”. I suggest you look it up as well. There are many examples of this man’s, Dane Shitagi’s, work online. It became the inspiration behind the photos.
Now he works in a city where dancers and performers are a dime a dozen. The architecture is amazing, there are endless possibilities for locations, and the arts are more common. Why not try something a little more local, a little more Midwest? With these photos I wanted to capture that same feeling, in locations my friends and family would recognize. Push the boundaries, show that art and dance is everywhere. And these won’t be the last, I fully intend to add to it.
So the next time you hear a good song in the grocery store, tap your foot. When you’re driving down the highway, groove a little in your seat (safely of course). And for Pete’s sake if you’re at a wedding, don’t be afraid of the dance floor! I feel anywhere and everywhere can be acceptable places for dance. When you’re moved to do it, do it. How many chances will you get? Not enough, that’s for sure.