Backstage at the Kennedy Center

The Hong Kong Dance Company passed through Washington, DC last week and I was hired to spend a few days with them, creating a photographic record of their various interactions with the press (i.e. photographing them being photographed, which gave me some interesting perspective into how the Chinese press work, but that's for another time). In between this work, I was able to spend an afternoon with them at the Kennedy Center as they did a run-through of their performance.

What followed was one of my favorite photo assignments I've had in a long time. For three hours, I was able to stand in the near darkness of the space just off-stage, capturing the performance, transitions of dancers and incredible stage props. It's rare to have such complete, unfettered access and I'm grateful to have been a part of their day.