Rehearsal: Edwin Aparicio's Selected Works. July 1, 2007
Rebecca Thomas. July 1, 2007 7:23pm
Some of you may have noticed I've been coming to dance classes from time to time without a guitar. Kinda strange, no? But the truth is that occasionally on the nights when I don't have a gig I've been going out and getting some practical experience to improve my skills as a photographer. Many of you have expressed your appreciation for my photos in the past, thank you, but with my fancy new camera with lots of extra buttons and features there's a steep learning curve. And once I master them, it'll give me more creative control as opposed to using your average point-and-shoot camera which, with today's technology, gives good results but doesn't let you change the settings and do something a little more artistic.
Right now I'm focusing on taking pics of dancers in action with low light or just dealing with whatever light is available--no flash. Nothing wrong with flash, mind you, but there's something special about using the available lighting that captures more of the energy of the moment. Check 'em out...
Yolit and Rebecca. July 1, 2007 7:24pm
These were taken from a rehearsal at one of the studios of the DC Dance Collective. They were preparing (and still are) for an upcoming performance titled Edwin Aparicio: Selected Works which will be taking place at the Gala Hispanic Theatre/Tivoli on July 14th and 15th, 2007. Order your tickets.
July 1, 2007 7:26pm
Cecilia Terrasa. July 1, 2007 7:29pm
Dana and Cecilia. July 1, 2007 7:34pm
Dana, Cecilia and Rebecca. July 1, 2007 7:40pm
Yolit, Dana, Cecilia and Rebecca. July 1, 2007 7:42pm
So by now, you're probably asking yourself, "Um, so where's Edwin?" Hehe. Turns out that on this particular evening he was performing as a guest artist at Arte Flamenco's student recital. But I assure you, he was at this rehearsal in spirit. The dancers were working very hard both physically and mentally.
Jason Vera y Aragón and Cecilia. July 1, 2007 7:43pm
Jason, Cecilia and Rebecca. July 1, 2007 7:44pm
Yolit and Rebecca. July 1, 2007 7:48pm
Cecilia and Dana. July 1, 2007 7:48pm
Cecilia and Jason. July 1, 2007 7:58pm
Yolit, Rebecca, Jason and Cecilia. July 1, 2007 7:59pm
July 1, 2007 8:04pm
Rebecca. July 1, 2007 8:07pm
Rebecca and Jason. July 1, 2007 8:18pm
Rebecca, Dana, Yolit, Jason and Cecilia. July 1, 2007 8:23pm
Rebecca, Yolit and Jason. July 1, 2007 8:26pm
July 1, 2007 8:35pm
Rebecca, Dana, Yolit, Cecilia and Jason. July 1, 2007 8:36pm
Cecilia and Yolit. July 1, 2007 8:36pm
Rebecca. July 1, 2007 8:41pm
I hope you enjoyed this rare peek behind the scenes. I urge you to buy your tickets early--since the performances are this weekend (July 14th and 15th, 2007), I guess it's not really considered early. But buy your tickets today. Don't put it off and show up at the door and take your chances.
If you're one of the rare few who's never heard of Edwin Aparicio before, checkout his website.