The Rite of Spring

This is the centennial of Igor Stravinsky's iconic The Rite of Spring, and our friend Jürg Koch, an assistant professor at the University of Washington Dance Program, choreographed a piece to commemorate. In addition to creating a chilling and often dark piece, Koch used an interesting combination of professional dancers, students and community performers, all …

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Multimedia Little Frances

I've wanted to photograph another live jazz performance since my first one (see: It's All Relative) was conducted in cave-like conditions. Of course, the lighting is not going to get too much better, but at least at the Triple Door there are stage lights. These are necessary because one cannot use flashes, which could potentially distract the artists, especially in such a dark environment.