CCA Envision Dance Conservatory at The Vine - Black Box Theatre

"We Don't Eat", Choreography: Sophie Needelman, Music: James Vincent McMorrow, Dancer: Sophie Needelman.

Dancers from the Canyon Crest AcademyEnvision Dance Conservatory performed Unbreakable Threads during the Summer 2012 Series at The Vine - Black Box Theatre at the Bernardo Winery on July 16th and 17th, 2012.

"Smiles are Underrated", Choreography: Rayna Stohl, Music: Socalled, Dancers: CCA Envision Dance Conservatory.

"Just Outside My Window", Choreography: Chloe Chelf, Music: The Fray, Dancer: Emily Hreha.

"John Wayne Gacy, Jr.", Choreography: Pascalle Rodriquez, Music: Sufjan Stevens, Dancer: Bora Yoon.

As the official photographer for at least one of the CCA dancers I was lucky enough to get time with all of them while they prepared for the weekend performance. During that time I had the opportunity to shoot the dancers as they staged their pieces in the Vine performance space which, while quite nice, is significantly smaller than their home studio and stage in the Proscenium Theatre at CCA.

Following tech rehearsal the dancers performed a complete run through of the show and during that performance I had the entire audience space to myself and was able to capture a variety of new angles for some of the pieces which I had seen before during school shows from the previous season at CCA.

Pieces in Unbreakable Threads were choreographed by CCA Envision Dance Conservatory dancers, by the CCA Envision Dance Program Artistic Director, Rayna Stohl and by CCA Envision Dance guest artist, Jessica Rabanzo-Flores.

In addition, Sophie Needelman, a past graduate of CCA and Envision Dance Conservatory alumna and founder of  The Defiance Project danced in the show. Sophie performed her piece, entitled "We Don't Eat," a reprise of a piece from a previous performance by The Defiance Project during the Mojalet Dance Collective's Summer 2012 Series.