Dance Advantage is proud to announce a feature new to the blog in 2010!
It’s called Sunday Snapshot and the concept is simple. Each Sunday I will highlight a dance photograph selected from the Dance Advantage Sunday Snapshot pool on the photo-sharing site Flickr. Why?
- Because beautiful, unique, or fascinating dance images are not easy to capture and I’d like to give props to the photographers who make it look effortless.
- Because I’d like to share some of these inspiring photos with you.
- Because sometimes a picture really IS worth a thousand words!
Today’s Featured Photograph…
is by Austin-based professional, René Michaels of René Michaels Photo & Design.
From the website:
Other than his general photography work, René has been recognized for having a unique ability to capture dance action photography. Rene’s interest in dance stems from growing up in the Los Angeles, CA. area in the ’70s & ’80s where, working as a dance club Disc Jockey, he witnessed the birth of Hip-Hop and got his “fifteen minutes of fame” appearing on the nationally syndicated TV series “Soul Train” as a featured dancer for several years.
Want to have your photo featured on Dance Advantage?
It’s easy! Flickr users, head over to http://www.flickr.com/groups/danceadvantage/. Join the group (this ensures that you’ve had the opportunity to read the rules and are allowing your photo to be published at Dance Advantage). Then click Add Photos and pick a few of the best from your photostream! This is brand new so now is a great time to get your photos noticed! Just make sure you read the rules, please!
What kinds of images will be featured?
Anything dance related! The subject matter could range from performance shots of professionals to students working hard in the studio, even spontaneous acts of dancing! All styles and dance forms are welcome and I will even consider your artwork or graphics! You need not be a professional to submit your work to the pool!
Though Dance Advantage deals mainly in concert dance, I’d be happy to showcase other dance forms in this weekly feature. I’m looking for photos that wow me, inspire me, or speak to me about the lives of dancers and this artform we all love.
Nichelle Suzanne is a writer specializing in dance and online content. She is also a dance instructor with over 20 years experience teaching in dance studios, community programs, and colleges. She began Dance Advantage in 2008, equipped with a passion for movement education and an intuitive sense that a blog could bring dancers together. As a Houston-based dance writer, Nichelle covers dance performance for Dance Source Houston, Arts+Culture Texas, and other publications. She is a leader in social media within the dance community and has presented on blogging for dance organizations, including Dance/USA. Nichelle provides web consulting and writing services for dancers, dance schools and studios, and those beyond the dance world. Read Nichelle’s posts.