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“DANCE MAGIC: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF RICHARD CALMES”

EXHIBITED AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DANCE APRIL

2014-APRIL 2015

 

The National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, New York has selected Dance Magic: the Photography of Richard Calmes to be on view from April 2014 to April, 2015. The exhibition was selected under the Museum’s Art in the Foyer program which annually welcomes dance-inspired fine art.

Richard Calmes of Atlanta, Georgia, is an internationally known dance photographer. Calmes has published two books of dance photography, Dance Magic and Water Dance. Over the past decade, he has become a highly recognized dance photographer with 21 magazine covers and exhibitions in Great Britain and in the United States. Calmes’ work strives to capture, reveal, and celebrate the individual dancers’ beauty, passion and personal expression of the art form. Dance Magic, the Exhibition will include approximately 15 to 20 of Calmes’ beautiful dance images.

The National Museum of Dance & Hall of Fame was established in 1986 as the only museum in the nation, and one of the few in the world, that is dedicated entirely to the art of dance. The Museum is located in the former Washington Bathhouse, a historic building in the Saratoga Spa State Park. The Museum's archives house a growing collection of photographs, videos, costumes, documents, biographies and artifacts that honor all forms of dance throughout history.

“It is very exciting to be selected for this exhibition,” says Calmes. “Many wonderful photographers have been exhibited in this program, and I am honored to be in their company.”

Prior photographers exhibited in the Art in the Foyer series have included Lois Greenfield, Paul Kolnick, and Jordan Matter among others.

The National Museum of Dance will hold a reception for the exhibition on May 30, 2014. This event is free and open to the public. The National Museum of Dance is located at 99 South Broadway in Saratoga Spring, NY. For more information about the Museum and its programs, visit www.dancemuseum.org or call 518-584-2225. Enjoy Mr. Calmes’ web site at www.richardcalmes.com. To contact Mr. Calmes, please write hcalmes@mindspring.com.