The Dancer from the Dance


The Dancer from the Dance

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The Dancer from the Dance, Shanghai, China, 2013

Printed on 11 x 14 matte archival fine art paper.

Edition of 10.

I traveled to China on a Journey of Forgiveness, because my mother had grown up in Shanghai. This was the first photograph I took there, after stumbling upon a park full of couples dancing. My mother came to the United States to become a Martha Graham dancer, her best friend at the time Merce Cunningham. She deeply loved dance, and always gave me dance lessons. My first job was as a ballroom dance instructor -- and I have always loved partnered dances. I was so entranced by these dancers in the park, and I managed to capture this moment which, to me, encapsulates the joy of dance. When we dance from a place of pure joy, it is impossible to distinguish the dancer from the dance. Thus the title and the text of this photo. This was my first sign that I was in the perfect place on my life journey. Dancing my way to forgiveness. 

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