Erie Dance: Attack Theatre!

Last week I photographed a unique event: The dance performance of Attack Theatre performing Stravinsky’s “A Soldier’s Tale”, accompanied by a small group from the Erie Philharmonic.

Photographing in a quiet yet packed Warner Theatre was an interesting challenge for me. I was photographing without flash of course, from the back of the theater. The sound of my camera’s shutter would have been distracting, so I muffled the clicks it by wrapping me and my camera in thick layers of black velvet. I was invisible in the dark!

I had nearly optimal settings on my camera for the conditions: Wide aperture, moderately high ISO, and a shutter speed sufficient to stop the motion of the dancers. I had my 70-200 IS lens set on f/2.8, and I switched to a 50mm f/1.8 for a couple of wide angle images.

Enjoy some of the images from this great performance. Erie does have a lot of cultural events!

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