peace + love + photography

I love this lens

This past weekend, Easter weekend, I was fortunate enough to document my church’s annual Easter Celebration at the Dodge Theater. I documented the entire event from the dress rehearsal the night before to the behind-the-scenes during the service. All using a Nikkor 70-200 lens. Despite people moving, dancing, jumping (the children), and just the chaos of it all, I am pleased with the images.

The majority of my photos are of liturgical dance. A few things about liturgical dance:

Liturgical dance is a Christian expression of prayer and worship through body movement. Such dances can be accompanied by many different types of music. The dancers push out a message that has been divinely inspired. Dancers respond with an appropriate dance which flows out of the music and enhances the prayer or worship experience. This dance may either be spontaneous, or have been choreographed ahead of time…Liturgical dance is a relatively recent practice in the West, being virtually unpracticed until the twentieth century. However its antecedents go back to accounts of dancing in the Old Testament. An example of this is the episode when King David danced before the Ark of the Covenant. In other parts of the world dancing as a form of worship is much more popular.

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