Capturing dance in 2-D…

My colleague asked me to sketch her niece, Laura Ward- founder of Octavia Cup Dance Theatre, New York.

Founded in 1998, Laura Ward/Octavia Cup Dance Theatre is an all female, contemporary ballet company devoted to highlighting the dynamic strength of women. The choreography and staging challenge both the dancers and the audience to delve a little deeper into their own shadows and mirrors with a sense of humor and absurdity.

I found it most effective to capture her in a quick china marker drawing on foam board, with the movement of the left arm implied.

 

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