Robert Boudreau – Hunter Street Books 2019
Title: Robert Boudreau Let’s Dance
M to Th 10 am to 5 pm
F 11 am to 5 pm
Sat 11 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday April 27
1 pm to 3 pm
The exhibit “Let’s Dance” is inspired by my friend Karen (Priest) Nickle. We met in grade school. Though I’ve known Karen a long time, it was only recently I came to the realization that Karen loves to dance.
To honour Karen during a difficult moment along her life journey, I decided to comb through my archives searching for photographs of dancing and dancers. I knew these photographs would resonate positively for Karen.
The initial edit yielded over 250 original dance photographs. Many are from a time long ago and were exposed on film, either BW or transparency; a few are the result of editorial or portrait commissions but most are simply because I happened to be present with a camera while people were dancing.
I decided to work collaboratively, with a group of friends and fellow photographers to chose the final exhibit photographs. That they understood intuitively the life affirming essence of motion is testament to the restorative power of this art form.
“Let’s Dance” documents that energy and promise.
“Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic ‘til I’m gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love.”
- Leonard Cohen