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Nutcracker Ballet Photographic Prints


by Lance Huntley & Bill Jackson


Now through December 31
Peninsula Ballet Theatre
1880 South Grant Street in San Mateo

Reception open to the public
Saturday, November 12, 2:00-400pm


About the Exhibit:

Lance Huntley and Bill Jackson are displaying their photographic images of a Peninsula Ballet Theatre Nutcracker dress rehearsal. These are lovely images you will want to see; not only for the images themselves, but for the way they are being presented. Lance Huntley, official photographer for the Peninsula Ballet Theatre, has printed his images on metal. Because of this, his images radiate a light that seems to come from within. Bill Jackson approached the presentation of his images another way. He printed his images on flowing fabrics that hang from rods four inches from the wall. Together, these images provide a unique way of seeing the Nutcracker ballet.


About the Reception:

This event is free and open to the public. Dress is casual. Complementary wine, soft drinks and light snacks will be provided.

But, it gets even better. During the reception, the company that performs the annual Nutcracker ballet at the Fox Theater in Redwood City will be rehearsing at the Peninsula Ballet Theatre in two studios adjacent to where the reception is being held. We will, in small groups, be able to go into the studios and watch a little bit of the rehearsal!

If you're interested in seeing the ballet live at the Redwood City Fox Theater (December 17 & 18), tickets can be obtained by going to peninsulaballet.org. Discount ticket codes for these Nutcracker performances will be available at the reception.

About the Artists:

Lance Huntley is a Berkeley trained biochemist who switched careers by leaving a 30-year adventure in biotech startups to go to acting school. He found two things to be true: the analytical skills of a scientist proved invaluable in preparing for roles in plays and that creative souls, be they right-brained or left-brained, have more in common with each other than they oft times realize.

Lance entered the dance world in a sideways fashion; he was performing as a butler at Hillbarn Theater when Peninsula Ballet pegged him to play the butler role in Nutcracker. This was about the time he began taking an interest in serious photography and he began to chronicle the second act of Nutcracker until he reached the point that he was more valuable behind the lens than in front of it. He now specializes in low-light, stop-action production photography for many local dance and theatre companies


Bill Jackson has exhibited his work on both the West and East coasts of the United States. In the past seven years he has had ten solo shows. His work has been in numerous juried exhibits and has received first place awards in many photography competitions.

For some time, Bill has been creating images that provide visual journeys into dreams, other realities and parallel universes. When creating images he attempts to leave room for interpretation. Introducing a sense of mystery, so that each viewer may find meaning in the images that are uniquely theirs.

He is appreciative of being given the opportunity to photograph a dress rehearsal of the Nutcracker and to show his work at the Peninsula Ballet Theatre.

Click here to find out more about Bill's work!
 

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