Photography and Dance Opening Reception

Come by the DCP gallery to see the captivating photographs from DCP's workshop with talented Booker T. Washington High School dance students.

This event was held July 16, 2021. The Photography and Dance exhibition will run until Saturday, July 31. Gallery days and hours are Tuesdays and Fridays from 12pm-6pm and Saturdays 11am-3pm. Click here to see what events are happening now!

In the spring semester of 2021, DCP collaborated with the Dance and Media class of Booker T. Washington High School of Performing and Visual Arts. Over the course of a 4-week workshop, students experimented with capturing movement, color, shape, texture, and details of dance.

Photography and Dance is the culmination of this workshop. Dance students stepped out of their comfort space to create stunning images not of what dance looks like to other people but what dance feels like to them.

The in-person reception to celebrate these students’ works is Friday, July 16 from 5pm-8pm. This reception is free and open to all! We strongly encourage you to RSVP for a specific time slot as we will be limiting the number of people in the gallery at one time. Please view our COVID policies and procedures here.

Exhibition catalogs will be available for purchase during the reception.

Photo credit: Tamar Gabelev
Main photo credit: Riley Canterbury

The Dance and Media class instructor is Alex Karigan Farrior. Participating students include Bryn Bohannan | Riley Canterbury | Sloan Daley | Tamar Gabelev | Khyla Hassell | Madison Malonson | Kennedy Morrison | Mia Murphy | Lindsey Nikolai | Olivia Wilson

The exhibition will run until Saturday, July 31. Gallery days and hours are Tuesdays and Fridays from 12pm-6pm and Saturdays 11am-3pm.

Photo  credit: Kennedy Morrison

Celebrating excellence since 1976, the Booker T. Washington HSPVA Dance Department is one of the top dance programs in the country. Students train in ballet and modern, jazz, tap, hip-hop, African and African Diasporic dances, and Ballet Folklórico, as well as theoretical studies in composition, dance history, kinesiology, and dance and media. The department is comprised of over two hundred dance students and fourteen dance faculty and hosts master classes and residences with renowned dance professionals in the field.

Since 1980, dance students regularly receive recognition from the National YoungArts Foundation and Young Masters Program through the Texas Commission on the Arts. They also receive scholarships to study at prominent colleges, universities, and conservatories and have gone on the have successful professional performing careers.

Through a strong curriculum in the arts and academics, master classes from the nation’s prominent artists, collaborations with the Dallas arts community, and talented and dedicated students and faculty, Booker T. Washington HSPVA Dance Department continues to be one of the best in the nation.