Dancers among us

Dancers Among Us is a book of dance photography by Jordan Matter. Here is a quote from him about his work:

‘Dancers are storytellers. They’re trained to capture passion with their bodies. They often create a fantasy world or offer us a deeper look into familiar settings. They bring to life what we feel but what most of us, lacking their artistry and athleticism, are unable to express physically. I spent three years shooting dancers around the country, and I was humbled by their enthusiasm for their craft.’

More info, plus see all the photographs at http://www.dancersamongus.com 

Violet’s video picks

There are lots of amazing videos that use dance as central to content. I have been going through the videos on Vimeo and there are some fantastic offerings. This one was posted about 6 months ago but worth sharing again in case you haven’t seen it.

The work by WE ARE Pi is described as Prove ‘The Power of X’ by attempting an Idea Worth Doing and was presented to open TEDxSUMMIT in Doha, Qatar.

WE ARE Pi collaborated with the Koener Union and Paris’ BIG Productions to fuse architecture, dance, maths and magic into a custom-built 18-metre high triangular mirrored structure that hovered over a multi-colour moving floor. There are no computer graphics used in this work.

TEDxSUMMIT – The Power of X from WE ARE Pi on Vimeo.