ArtsWestchester captures movement

Any photographer will tell you that catching something or someone on the move is one of the greatest challenges. ArtsWestchester in White Plains opens the new year with a show of five shutterbugs who know what they’re doing in this regard.

“Grace in Motion: Photographing Dance,” on view Jan. 10-25, features studio and live performance photographs that pay homage to the human body’s potential for dynamism and elegance.

As a photographer on assignment for National Geographic, Ira Block has witnessed traditional performances around the globe, including those by Japanese and Native American dancers. Tracy Allan’s studio photographs alongside his slow-motion videos of Alvin Ailey Dance Company members document the physicality and athleticism of contemporary dancers. Stephanie Berger, Ellen Crane and Mark Sadan immortalize the beauty of ballet with sensitivity to the emotive quality and sculptural lines in the dancers’ performances.

On Jan. 18, ArtsWestchester invites residents to bring their own dance photographs, drawings, or writings to add to its “Grace in Motion” community gallery.

ArtsWestchester’s Arts Exchange building is at 31 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains. For more, call (914) 428-4220 or visit


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