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60 Dancers In The Air






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Richard Calmes


It was about 40 minutes before curtain and the dancers had just finished a warm-up class on the stage.
I asked Lisa Sheppard-Robson, their Artistic Director, if they could all do a jump for me before they left to get dressed.
I had 10 minutes! They all lined up at one end of the stage and I stood at the center of the stage where the light seemed to be the brightest.
I said "you can do any jump you want but I want you in the air right here!"


I love a challenge and this was it! I had no clue which jump each each dancer (or sometimes more)would do. I set my camera at 1/250 sec. and they started.
One after another they ran toward me. No time to plan. No time to think. Just snap, snap, snap!

Click on slideshow and they will fly for you!

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