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The strong relationship between photography and dance

Caroline Niklas-Gordon (Toronto) © photo: Jamie Kronick
Bboyizm (Ottawa) | dancer: Julie Benoit © photo: Greg Zenha
Corpus Dance Projects (Toronto) dancers: David Danzon, Amy Hampton, Emily Poirier, Indrit Kasapi, Takako Segawa, Tim Spronk, William Yong © photo: Josh Hotz
Corpus Dance Projects (Toronto) dancer: Emily Poirier © photo: Josh Hotz
Corpus Dance Projects (Toronto) dancer: Amy Hampton © photo: Josh Hotz
Corpus Dance Projects (Toronto) dancer: William Yong © photo: Josh Hotz
Corpus Dance Projects (Toronto) dancer: Tim Spronk © photo: Josh Hotz
Corpus Dance Projects (Toronto) dancer: Takako Segawa © photo: Josh Hotz
Corpus Dance Projects (Toronto) dancer: Indrit Kasapi © photo: Josh Hotz
Allison Cummings (Toronto) © photo: Magida El-Kassi
Allison Cummings (Toronto) © photo: Magida El-Kassi
Lara Kramer Danse (Montreal) dancer: Karina Iraola © photo: Melissa Andrews
Nova Dance (Toronto) dancers: Nova Bhattacharya, Louis Laberge-Côté © photo: Ruth Steinberg
Nova Dance (Toronto) dancers: Nova Bhattacharya, Louis Laberge-Côté © photo: Ruth Steinberg
Kate Holden (Toronto) © photo: Whitney Lewis Smith

Développé is an exhibition featuring artists from the 2014 Canada Dance Festival (CDF) and emergent photographers from the School of the Photographic Arts.

This exhibit, presented in partnership with SPAO and supported by the National Arts Centre (NAC) and Patrick Gordon Framing, celebrates the creativity and power of Canadian artists and showcases the strong relationship between photography and dance.

"All dancers are, by and large, a photographer's dream. They communicate with their bodies and they are trained to be completely responsive to a collaborative situation." - Annie Leibovitz

During the 2014 CDF, seven local photo-based artists from the SPAO community worked with visiting dancers and choreographers to produce unique works of photographic art—works that reflect both the tradition in this classic pairing and the innovation born of interdisciplinary collaboration.

Développé is on view in the NAC Theatre lobby from September 19 to October 10, 2014, concurrently with the opening of the NAC Dance 14-15 Season and the NAC Culture Days activities.  


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