I've known Brian Brooks for a few years now, and we've become closer and closer friends through filming with Nel Shelby Productions for Wendy Whelan's Restless Creature, photographing his work at The Joyce, Dance From the Heart by Dancers Responding to AIDS and his company's performances at Jacob's Pillow...
It's always exciting to see what he has in store for his dancers, and I was looking forward to photographing his dress rehearsal for the premiere of Run Don't Run for weeks.
Brian Brooks Moving Company performed Run Don't Run at BAM Fisher in Brooklyn. It's a great new theater and the dance's set design was an exciting feature to photograph.
Philip Trevino and Brian Brooks designed the set. He's a good friend of ours. We've worked with him MANY times.
Another good friend Jo-anne Lee has danced with the Brian Brooks Moving Company for 11 years. This was her last performance with the company, so it was really special to photograph her in Run Don't Run.
This post originally appeared on 4dancers.org