Without any further ado, here is what happens when you ask a dancer to sit still for headshots:
"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music"
"Let us dance in the sun, wearing wildflowers in our hair. . ."
-Susan Polis Shutz
"To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak."
-Hopi Indian Quote
The following pictures, on the other hand, are what happen when you ask a group of undergrad dancers to rehearse just a liiiiiiiiiiiiiittttllleee longer on a Saturday between shows. I wish we'd planned ahead so we'd could have had things like dancewear (it was a marking/concept rehearsal), a good camera, the forethought to tidy the room. . . post script, I'm the one wearing the blue thermal, with the long hair.
"Evermore in the world is this marvelous balance of beauty and disgust, magnificence and rats."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"There's no secret to balance, you just have to feel the waves."
"Never be afraid to try something new. . ."
"Similar creatures, we are chasing the pipe dream down,"
-Sara Barielles "Any Way the Wind Blows."
"Wish you would step back from the ledge my friend. . . you could, cut ties with all the lies that you've been living in. . ."
-Third Eye Blind "Jumper."
"We're fools whether we dance or not, so we may as well dance."
"Talent is luck: the important thing in life is courage."
"When you do dance, I wish youA wave o' th' sea, that you might ever do
Nothing but that."
-William Shakespeare (The Winter's Tale)
We didn't plan on similar poses. . . thats just what happened spontaneously.
"Friendship is being two halves of the same coin: not always matching but perfectly coordinated, and entirely useless apart. "
"Now bring me that horizon. . . "
-Johnny Depp (Captain Sparrow) Pirates of the Caribbean
"I'll teach you to jump on the wind's back, and away we go."
(sidenote: i never had the slightest interst in being Tinkerbelle. i've always wanted to be Peter Pan: with a voice and of my own, a sword, and limitless courage Fighting pirates, starting food fights, climbing trees, listening to stories and roaming wheresoever i please with my Lost Boys)
"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts. . ."
-William Shakespeare (Much Ado About Nothing)