My guest today is Kent Becker an New Yorker who has created a unique and captivating way to combine his passion for photography and ballet by taking photos of dancers during their Curtain Calls. Kent, in his interview explains that unlike a piece of lasting art, his photos capture a moment in the dancer’s history that cannot be recreated. The dancer’s full emotions shine clearly through the photos…..from elation, gratitude and even disappointment.
Kent is a long time season ticket holder and fan of American Ballet Theater (ABT). His love for this company began when he was inspired by Mikhail Baryshnikov and the amazing impact he had on Ballet, particularly for the male dancer. Since the late 1980’s, Kent has attended hundreds of ABT performances and has therefore chosen to feature their dancers in many of his photos. Kent has recently begun to branch out and include photos of other Ballet Company’s such as New York City Ballet (NYCB) and San Francisco Ballet (SFB).
I’ve included many of Kent’s amazing photographs on this page – and if you have been listening to my previous interviews, you will recognize many faces as some of my previous guests.
Unique and inspirational – Kent was a fabulous Podcast guest!
Be sure to check out more of Kent Becker’s photos on his website http://www.notmydayjobphotography.com/ as well as his extremely informative and entertaining blog at http://balletfocus.com