Sara Mearns and David Hallberg
Dance Feature by Christopher Duggan | New York City Center’s Fall For Dance Livestreams
Sharing a deep sense of gratitude for being a part of New York City Center’s Fall For Dance Livestreams last month.
I’ve been reflecting on how incredible it was to have been able to be a part of something that is so special to New York City. While I primarily focused on photographing the artists, I doubled as a member of the Nel Shelby Productions cinematography team.
We filmed and photographed 8 pieces over the course of several days, four of which were world premieres. The artists we worked with were some of the biggest names in the dance community. Working with Nel on this project, as always, is a dream, especially bringing this annual tradition of Fall for Dance to audiences in a new way.
It felt SO good to be back in the theater.
The energy was fantastic – from the production crew, to the hosts, to the artists. The three women who danced in the Ballet Hispánico piece got emotional after they performed on stage. For a majority of the performers, this was the first time they had been back on stage in MONTHS!! It was a really emotional few weeks!
Calvin Royal III
Joseph Gordon and Adrian Danchig-Waring
Everyone in production had to follow strict COVID-19 protocols. We had morning meetings about COVID-19, we had to wear N95 masks and face shields in the theater, and we all had to have several double negative COVID-19 tests. Read more about this in The New York Times.
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