Goucher College Dance: ‘Looked at but Not Seen’

“Georgia Speier ’11 performs during a dress rehearsal of Ashley Evans’ Senior Dance Concert ‘Looked at but Not Seen’ in the Todd Dance Studio at Goucher College Thursday, March 31, 2011.”

"Courtney Colarik '11 performs during a dress rehearsal of Senior Ashley Evans' Senior Dance Concert, 'Looked at but Not Seen,' Thursday, March 31, 2011."

Before last night, I hadn’t shot any dance in a few months. I was quickly reminded of how much I genuinely enjoy shooting dance performances like these, though. I’ve shot countless performances at Goucher, and the choreography and displays of light and color have consistently made for good pictures.

Looked at but Not Seen‘ was one of the best I’ve seen in that regard. I don’t know anything about dance, but visually, it was pretty stunning.

Chaotic moments with dancers and objects going in every direction were balanced by lonesome, quiet, and intimate ones.

I think these two photographs show that duality.

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