Gallery Openings and Events

Studio 21 Presents Dances With Light

Photo by Enoch Chan. Courtesy of Studio 21.

Photo by Enoch Chan. Courtesy of Studio 21.

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Gallery Opening and Reception: Thursday, October 3 at 6pm

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The art of dance photography is about capturing the perfect, evanescent balance of light and shade on a body in motion. Chan and Emerson are leaders in the DC community of dance photography, with close ties to many local dance companies, and their work has been featured in materials from performing arts venues across the region, leading dance publications such as Dance Magazine, and The Washington Post.

About Enoch Chan:
Born in Hong Kong, Enoch Chan has spent his artistic life with the goal of unifying Eastern and Western ideals of storytelling and aesthetic. Enoch is a graduate of Boston University where he received a BFA in theatre and a BA in art history. Over the past ten years, Enoch has served as Lighting Designer for various performance companies in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore areas, including Baltimore Dance Project, ClancyWorks, Project MULTIpolarity, and BosmaDance. He won the Metro DC Dance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design in 2006, and was also nominated in 2007 and 2010. Enoch is also an accomplished Photographer, working with such local companies as Deborah Riley Dance Projects, Tappers with Attitude, Dance Africa, and many others. His photography has been published in The Washington Post, Dance Teacher, Pointe and Dance Magazine. Enoch is also the Co-Artistic Director, with his wife Kimmie Dobbs, of DEVIATED THEATRE—a dance theatre company focused on telling stories through “operas of movement”. Enoch’s work with DEVIATED THEATRE was recently nominated for “Best New Work” and “Outstanding Overall Production, small venue” at the 2010 Metro DC Dance Awards. More of his portraiture and dance work can be seen at his website www.enochchanphotography.com.

About Paul Gordon Emerson:
Mr. Emerson moved to Washington for what was supposed to be a brief stopover while waiting for his first posting in the U.S. Foreign Service. He ended up serving as Legislative Director to the late Thomas M. Foglietta (D-PA) for seven years and liaison to the House Armed Services Committee. He has worked on more than 20 federal campaigns, including races for the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives. His writings have appeared on the opinion pages of the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune. He is a former radio broadcaster, having served as a news director, disk jockey, and sports announcer for several radio stations in Ohio. Mr. Emerson is host of the Addy-Award winning Cable TV news magazine “Performance Moves.” He has traveled nationally as a professional photographer, specializing in industrial photography, and worked as a journeyman in construction and design and dabbles in bronze as a sculptor.

Gallery Hours:

  • Thursday to Friday: 5:30pm-8:00pm
  • Saturday: 12pm-4pm

Studio 21 is located on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market. For more information visit www.danceplace.org.

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