Capturing Dance with Christopher Cushman

For a moment I can dance. But just in my mind. My attraction to dance is one of a wished for fantasy, to be able to move in multiple dimension at will without constraint or conscience thought. My reality seems more two dimensional in nature as age and size have me well grounded by gravity, but when I am photographing the moment I am there. However brief that moment is, I live vicariously through my friends with super human abilities. While not able to leap tall buildings with a single bound they leap and spin into my heart and my mind and for a moment, for just that moment, I can dance. ~ Christopher Cushman, from his book on dance in everyday life with Kevin A. Ormsby, Dance Through Life


Cushman’s vibrant imagery of the Toronto ball scene is featured in the January/February 2014 issue in Voguing and its Discontents. 

Cushman has been photographing dance in North America for the last twenty-five years. He has captured various dance companies such as Alvin Ailey, Dallas Black Dance Theater, The Philadelphia Dance Company as well as Ballet Creole and KasheDance in Toronto. Cushman has extensively documented the nascent Toronto vogue ball scene as part of the House of Monroe and is looking forward to publishing his book Ovahness! this year.
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