Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Connecticut Ballet


The Connecticut Ballet visited Elizabeth Park Saturday evening.
This piece -- Ancient Lives -- began with classical museum statues in a posed tableau,
then slowly coming to life.  I didn't catch the choreographer's name.  The music was by Mahler.


The evening sky became darker as the dance progressed,
and lights made the dancers dramatically red.


19 comments:

Kate said...

Ballet is such a beautiful form of human expression; the dancers work very hard even tho it seems so effortless. What a wonderful evening, Jack!

Dianne said...

Stunning composition Stunning location and the descending darkness adds to the drama of the ballet. Oh! and beautifully photographed Jack - Bravo.

Lowell said...

OK, now you're finally getting the message. We want to see lots of almost nudity and people jumping around a stage. Merci, mercy. Or maybe Mercy, mercy me.

Keep up the good work! :) Although I'm somewhat surprised you held the camera so steady and defeated the blur.

Mersad said...

Very artsy shots Jack. Love the light in the last image.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Karl Demetz said...

Excellent photos, Jack, in those difficult lighting conditions... Bravo!

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely shots Jack!

Randy said...

Not a big fan of ballet but your shots are sure nice.

Sharon Anck said...

Wow, that must have been amazing to see. Such grace!

Sylvia K said...

I do love the ballet and this looks terrific, dramatic and beautiful! Superb captures, Jack! Wish I could have been there!! Hope your week is off to a great start!! Have fun!

José Mendonça said...

Fabulous, Jack! Amazing series.

RedPat said...

That is fabulous! I would love to have seen that, Jack!

jennyfreckles said...

Lovely idea for a summer's evening entertainment. I wish they'd do that here. Such things aren't easy to photograph - you did well, especially with those lights.

William Kendall said...

Excellent shots... and from the thumbnail I was wondering if nudity was involved!

Mahler is always welcome as music goes.

Bob Crowe said...

I love Mahler but I wouldn't associate his music with classical sculpture. Not much of it is danceable, either, except for the lumpy scherzos in the symphonies. Did you catch what they were playing?

Michelle said...

Very graceful forms in these photos and you did a fantastic job capturing the light.

LOLfromPasa said...

Love your shots. The Elizabeth Park event is really something!

Halcyon said...

Oh wow! I would have loved to see this.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent series of images Jack.. love the lighting as evening fell.. must admit I did a bit of a double-take too :)

Kay said...

Both the ballet and the photos are nicely done. One look at the muscles on the guy on the right, bottom photo, and you get an idea of the athleticism of ballet.