More Dance from the Past

November 8th, 2007

D20 9116 More Dance from the Past Here’s another of my old dance photos. This is from a concert at Ohio University in 1975. The dancers are Lisa Eck and David Novitz. I’m afraid I don’t have a record of who was the choreographer for this piece. Ohio University School of Dance faculty members Gladys Bailin, Les Ditson and Pat Welling were the choreographers featured in this concert, but I don’t remember which of them did this particular piece.

David was a dancer and a photographer. As I remember, which is not reliable after all these years, David found he could not photograph dance because he was too involved in it. He was distracted by details of dance technique and that kept him from focusing his attention on photo technique. That is a problem I’ve never encountered since I can not dance at all and have no real knowledge of dance technique. I still view and respond to dance in a more naive manner and I prefer it that way.

This concert was fun for me but also a lot of work under pressure. I photographed the concert in dress rehearsal then developed the film, made proof sheets, edited the shoot, made 11×14 prints, mounted the prints and hung a show of the dance photos from the concert in the lobby of the concert hall in time for the performances a couple days later.

This photo has been used and published quite a bit. It could look familiar to you if you follow dance since it appeared in Dance Magazine many times in the 1970s when the Ohio University School of Dance used it in their recruiting ad in that magazine for quite a while.

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