Category Archives: D.C.

Ballet rehearsal

I had the great opportunity to photograph the Washington Ballet from the wings, at their dress rehearsal at Sidney Harman Hall, on October 31st.

Contemporary Masters was a program combining three of the great modern dance choreographers.

Mark Morris’s Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes had classic shapes and emotionally elegant movements.

Merce Cunningham’s Duets was performed by six couples, one pair at a time on stage, improvising to the patterns of the electronic music of John Cage.

The final work was Paul Taylor’s Company B, portraying the hope and sadness of World War II.

Caps celebration

The Caps celebrated the opening day of their new season, with the raising of the Stanley Cup banner and great hopes for the coming year.  The game was broadcast on a large screen outside the arena, and the surrounding streets were full of red.

Born Yesterday

Ford’s Theatre is putting on Born Yesterday, a classic 1940’s political comedy.  I got to go on a social media preview of it, with the props director Marie Scneggenburger showing us the props she had purchased and designed for the show, based on a 1940’s glamorous hotel similar to the Willard.

Bubbles

Bubble artist Jennifer Shannon at Art All Night in Shaw.  The “fire bubbles” are especially amazing – she covers her arm with bubble liquid, then puts her hand in a flame and draws the fire upwards.