Last week, I had the pleasure of shooting a dance concert put on by seniors in their Capstone course. I spent several hours with them, including warm ups, where I got to immerse myself in the entirely foreign dancer culture.
As a journalist, I get to use my job as a credential to experience how an entirely different group of people function and operate. I get to see dancers rolling around on the floor, which to them is apparently completely normal.
The dancers were great. The way they interacted with each other was both strange and wonderful, weird and beautiful.
The concert itself was wonderful as well. I am not a dancer, I don't have a fluid bone in my body. So seeing people able to move their bodies in a wonderful way was fascinating.
I also liked the lighting at the concert. But that is just the photographer in me talking.