Wild Heart Dance | Boulder Dance Photography

A while back I started following Wild Heart Dance on Instagram. I loved their feed and thought to myself, “wow, it would be so great to photograph these guys!” In April, they reached out to me and asked me if I could photograph their dress rehearsal for “The Beloved.” How perfect! I love being a Boulder dance photographer and having the opportunity to work with local performers.

The piece was presented in collaboration with Kendall Perry Music. The band performed on stage with the dancers and Kendall even joined the dance during a percussion piece. The show was performed at Naropa Performing Arts Center, where I capture the shows for the Naropa Theater Program. My contact person at Narpoa, was actually in the band for this performance. That’s how you know Boulder is a small town!

These artists just exude strength and power. When I look back at these photos, I see a group of kick-ass, passionate women ready to take on whatever life throws at them. The show was innovative, moving, and powerful.

The skirts played a big role in the piece. The dancers covered themselves and other dancers with them, twirled them around, and threw them about. They made some really beautiful shapes and patterns. The lighting also played an important part in the dance. It shifted between a purple cast and a warm, bright wash over the stage. The lights were used to isolate dancers during solo parts and to create runways for the whole group.

I love when live music is incorporated into a performance. The band and the dancers shared the stage, while keeping their separation. I certainly had fun getting creative shots with both of them! The Beloved was an excellent show and a joy to photograph!

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Boulder Dance Company, Boulder Dance Performance, Boulder Dance Photography, Boulder Performance Photography

Boulder Dance Company, Boulder Dance Performance, Boulder Dance Photography, Boulder Performance Photography

Boulder Dance Company, Boulder Dance Performance, Boulder Dance Photography, Boulder Performance Photography

Boulder Dance Company, Boulder Dance Performance, Boulder Dance Photography, Boulder Performance Photography

Boulder Dance Company, Boulder Dance Performance, Boulder Dance Photography, Boulder Performance Photography

Boulder Dance Company, Boulder Dance Performance, Boulder Dance Photography, Boulder Performance Photography

Boulder Dance Company, Boulder Dance Performance, Boulder Dance Photography, Boulder Performance Photography

Boulder Dance Company, Boulder Dance Performance, Boulder Dance Photography, Boulder Performance Photography

Boulder Dance Company, Boulder Dance Performance, Boulder Dance Photography, Boulder Performance Photography

Boulder Dance Company, Boulder Dance Performance, Boulder Dance Photography, Boulder Performance Photography

Boulder Dance Company, Boulder Dance Performance, Boulder Dance Photography, Boulder Performance Photography

Boulder Dance Company, Boulder Dance Performance, Boulder Dance Photography, Boulder Performance Photography

Boulder Dance Company, Boulder Dance Performance, Boulder Dance Photography, Boulder Performance Photography

Boulder Dance Company, Boulder Dance Performance, Boulder Dance Photography, Boulder Performance Photography

Boulder Dance Company, Boulder Dance Performance, Boulder Dance Photography, Boulder Performance Photography

Boulder Dance Company, Boulder Dance Performance, Boulder Dance Photography, Boulder Performance Photography

Boulder Dance Company, Boulder Dance Performance, Boulder Dance Photography, Boulder Performance Photography

Want engaging production photos to reach new audiences and sell more tickets? I would love to help tell your story through photos. Contact me here or message me at jamie@jamiekraus.com

2017-08-23T08:54:21+00:00

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  1. Jennifer Koskinen August 31, 2017 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Very cool shots, Jamie! So hard working with such light and you did a great job!

  2. Cara August 31, 2017 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    Loving this! What a cool performance

  3. Ginny August 31, 2017 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    How fun is this! Great job working with movement and low light!

  4. elizabethweitz August 31, 2017 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    I love the one of them gripping their dress. So powerful! WEll done!

  5. Laura August 31, 2017 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    What a cool show to photograph!

  6. Christie Matherne Hall August 31, 2017 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    Love these so much! You really capture the feeling of being there!

  7. Valeria August 31, 2017 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    I love how you capture their movements!

  8. Amanda September 1, 2017 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Great job in some suuuuuuuper low light!

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