Lorenzo Monreal, 1973
Lorenzo was a choreographer, so he was used to designing movement as opposed to simply following directions. I asked him to use his arms and his expression to portray something like a crucifixion or a pieta, while I snapped away. My intent was to build on such a theme, already begun, featuring the upper bodies of dancers.
This was taken in my very small home studio, only about 10 feet square. It was difficult to or impossibleto capture full-length dance images. Much of ballet seems to be about legs and feet. In my little studio I started focusing on the dancer's upper torso, using facial expression and the fluidity of arms and hands to convey a sense of dance and movement.