Dance Canvas

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Each month Georgia State University hosts Feed Your Senses, a lunch combined with artistic expression. For February and Black History Month, Dance Canvas performed History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta. The hour long performance consisted of dances by emerging choreographers that were inspired by their mentors and heroes. Dance Canvas was founded in 2008 in order to create a way for emerging choreographers to showcase their work. To help celebrate Black History Month I photographed the some of the dancers for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Each month the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta hosts Feed Your Senses serving lunch with an intimate look at different art forms. This month featured History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers with members of Dance Canvas.

Each month the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta hosts Feed Your Senses serving lunch with an intimate look at different art forms. This month featured History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers with members of Dance Canvas.

 

Regine Metayer (right), Whitney Edwards and Caroline Simpkins perform "Muses in Form" inspired by the work of George Balanchine and Arthur Mitchell during Dance Canvas' History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

Regine Metayer (right), Whitney Edwards and Caroline Simpkins perform “Muses in Form” inspired by the work of George Balanchine and Arthur Mitchell during Dance Canvas’ History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

 

Elizabeth Chapman (right), Regine Metayer, Whitney Edwards and Caroline Simpkins perform "Muses in Form" inspired by the work of George Balanchine and Arthur Mitchell during Dance Canvas' History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

Elizabeth Chapman (right), Regine Metayer, Whitney Edwards and Caroline Simpkins perform “Muses in Form” inspired by the work of George Balanchine and Arthur Mitchell during Dance Canvas’ History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

 

Whitney Edwards (center), Caroline Simpkins and Regine Metayer (right) perform "Muses in Form" inspired by the work of George Balanchine and Arthur Mitchell during Dance Canvas' History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

Whitney Edwards (center), Caroline Simpkins and Regine Metayer (right) perform “Muses in Form” inspired by the work of George Balanchine and Arthur Mitchell during Dance Canvas’ History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

 

Regine Metayer (left) and Elizabeth Chapman perform "Muses in Form" inspired by the work of George Balanchine and Arthur Mitchell during Dance Canvas' History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

Regine Metayer (left) and Elizabeth Chapman perform “Muses in Form” inspired by the work of George Balanchine and Arthur Mitchell during Dance Canvas’ History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

 

Elizabeth Chapman (center), Caroline Simpkins (left) and Regine Metayer (right) perform "Muses in Form" inspired by the work of George Balanchine and Arthur Mitchell during Dance Canvas' History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

Elizabeth Chapman (center), Caroline Simpkins (left) and Regine Metayer (right) perform “Muses in Form” inspired by the work of George Balanchine and Arthur Mitchell during Dance Canvas’ History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

 

Caroline Simpkins (center), Whitney Edwards (left) and Elizabeth Chapman (right) perform "Muses in Form" inspired by the work of George Balanchine and Arthur Mitchell during Dance Canvas' History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

Caroline Simpkins (center), Whitney Edwards (left) and Elizabeth Chapman (right) perform “Muses in Form” inspired by the work of George Balanchine and Arthur Mitchell during Dance Canvas’ History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

 

Whitney Edwards (left), Elizabeth Chapman and Caroline Simpkins perform "Muses in Form" inspired by the work of George Balanchine and Arthur Mitchell during Dance Canvas' History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

Whitney Edwards (left), Elizabeth Chapman and Caroline Simpkins perform “Muses in Form” inspired by the work of George Balanchine and Arthur Mitchell during Dance Canvas’ History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

 

LaQuita Holland (left) performs "Continuum" inspired by the work of Bella Lewitzky during Dance Canvas' History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

LaQuita Holland (left) performs “Continuum” inspired by the work of Bella Lewitzky during Dance Canvas’ History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

 

LaQuita Holland (left) performs "Continuum" inspired by the work of Bella Lewitzky during Dance Canvas' History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

LaQuita Holland (left) performs “Continuum” inspired by the work of Bella Lewitzky during Dance Canvas’ History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

 

LaQuita Holland (left) performs "Continuum" inspired by the work of Bella Lewitzky during Dance Canvas' History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

LaQuita Holland (left) performs “Continuum” inspired by the work of Bella Lewitzky during Dance Canvas’ History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

 

Taylor Paige performs "Kudzu" inspired by the work of Doris Humphrey and Jose Limon during Dance Canvas' History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

Taylor Paige performs “Kudzu” inspired by the work of Doris Humphrey and Jose Limon during Dance Canvas’ History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

 

Taylor Paige performs "Kudzu" inspired by the work of Doris Humphrey and Jose Limon during Dance Canvas' History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

Taylor Paige performs “Kudzu” inspired by the work of Doris Humphrey and Jose Limon during Dance Canvas’ History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

 

Taylor Paige performs "Kudzu" inspired by the work of Doris Humphrey and Jose Limon during Dance Canvas' History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

Taylor Paige performs “Kudzu” inspired by the work of Doris Humphrey and Jose Limon during Dance Canvas’ History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

 

Taylor Paige performs "Kudzu" inspired by the work of Doris Humphrey and Jose Limon during Dance Canvas' History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

Taylor Paige performs “Kudzu” inspired by the work of Doris Humphrey and Jose Limon during Dance Canvas’ History Through Dance: A Celebration of Dance Pioneers at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

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