«Celestial Bodies» incorporates Greenfield’s most recent work in color with her classic black and white images from her prolific, thirty-five year career. The exhibit includes signature images of ballet and contemporary dance companies, captured in Greenfield's unique style.
«Celestial Bodies» incorporates Greenfield's most recent work in color with her classic black and white images from her prolific, thirty-five year career. The exhibit includes signature images of ballet and contemporary dance companies, captured in Greenfield's unique style. In this collection of images, the poetic figures of the dancers go beyond choreography: they reveal themselves as creatures playing out mythic and eternal dramas.
Lois Greenfield is renowned for her exuberant, explosive pictures of dancers in flight. Without tricks or manipulation of any kind, she captures fleeting and impossible moments in a unique style that is both lyrical and graphic. Over the course of her prolific, thirty-five year career, Lois has created signature images for most of the major contemporary dance companies, from Alvin Ailey Dance to American Ballet Theater, and many of them are included in her two acclaimed books—Breaking Bounds and Airborne (Thames and Hudson).
Her exhibitions also have been very popular with international art and dance festivals, such as the Norway's Nordic Light Festival, America's Jacob's Pillow Festival, China's Pingyao Festival, France's Biennale de la Danse, Australia's Melbourne Arts Festival, The Holland Dance Festival, The New Zealand Festival of the Arts, and Colombia's Cali Arts Festival in Colombia.
On the festival opening night on July 1 at 6 p.m. Lois will give a lecture with a slide show in the contemporary art museum ERARTA, where she give an overview of her 35-year career, her influences and inspirations as well as her creative process. She will take the audience behind the scenes, so to speak, showing how she shoots and the contact sheets of her most popular images. She will talk how her work haze grown from dance imagery to commercial advertising and fine art.