Photo Shoot with Alia Kache and Fun with Crayola

choreographer Alia Kache Photo by Rachel Neville Photography

choreographer Alia Kache Photo by Rachel Neville Photography

Thought I would take a moment to write about Alia Kache this week.  She came to me a few weeks ago with a really great project in mind as she was re-branding herself, moving from being a dancer to a choreographer. She’s currently rehearsal director for Ailey II, and as she is on tour with the Company regularly it made sense for her to start making contacts and networking in her new field of expertise.

modern dancer alia Kache photo by Rachel Neville

Alia and I started with a conversation about her choreography, what her developing style is like, what her inspirations are, what music she likes to use.  Then she sent me a picture of a model made up as a marionette and my creative juices fired on all cylinders.  With adjectives floating between us,  we arrived at a sort of macabre feel- dark and moody, but with the playful undertones of a puppet theme.

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Interview with Janusphere Dance Director, Darion Smith

3D Modern Dance Janusphere Dance Company Rachel Neville Photography

Recently, I joined Darion Smith, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Janusphere Dance Company to work on an ongoing 3D photo  project. I have worked with Darion on images for marketing his dance company and have had the pleasure of shooting Janusphere Dance performances and I am eager to share more about Janusphere Dance Company and the artist who directs it.

3D Modern Dance Janusphere Dance Company Rachel Neville Photography

Like our interview with Iquail Shaheed, Director of Dance Iquail, here is some insight into a thriving New York City dance company under the direction of a vibrant young dancer and choreographer.

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