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passion forwhat they do. Some choose severalwords as descriptors, while others use the images to domost of the talking. Bothways work. Seewhat Imean:


Amitava Sarkar “Through these images, I hope to communicatewhatDancemeans tome.”


1. “Themoment epitomizes strength, flexibility, shape, form, and action/movement associatedwith dance. I like howeffortless she makes it look.”


2. “In addition to pure/abstract choreography, storytelling, emotions andmood use dance as amedium. Thismoment is of Butoh (KoMurobushi&Edge Co.) explores the visceral component of human nature. Thiswas the first Butoh performance I pho- tographed.”


3. “Yes it isOKto cut off feet! Some of the dancers are completely visually impaired. I liked howwell the hands are spaced and the general impact of goddess.”


4. “Dance inspires arts and artists of other disciplines.Afewpainters also have usedmy dance images to create paintings. Thismoment fromBen Stevenson’s Alice, by Texas Ballet Theater droveme to explore painting techniques. The black backgroundwas transformed with colors and shapes of flames and smoke to evoke the hallucino- genicmood associatedwith the Caterpillar. Theatrical lighting has also impactedmy personal style in studio lighting.”


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Pictured: TexasBallet Theater’s “Alice.” Photo:Amitava Sarkar (4) DANCE!NORTHTEXAS


a publication of the dance council of north texas


vol. 14 •


no. 4


www.thedancecouncil.org


november 2011


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