Tag: Miple

Mapes24 Spotlight: Performance Costumes (Updated 7/7/15)

This will be an ongoing photo series that focuses on one pivotal aspect of a performance that can help elevate a creative vision into the realization of something truly memorable. From first hand experience, the costumes can be one of the biggest headaches to a performer as they require significant investments of time, creativity and finance. ...

Photoshoot with Argentinian Bachata Champions Marcelo and Julieta

I recently had the opportunity to do a photoshoot with the Argentinian bachata champions Marcelo Alcaraz and Julieta Ibañez.  One of the aspects I love about shooting elite level dancers is that they have such an acute awareness of their bodies, and generally have years of experience emoting feelings through facial expressions and subtle gestures.  Qualities ...

Review of the Interactive Theatrical Production, Sleep No More (Chelsea, NYC)

Over the past 10 years in New York, I’ve had the opportunity to take part in some very cool, entertaining experiences.  Sitting front row, center, at the Broadway show “In the Heights”, being in the audience for a taping of David Letterman, being present at Yankee Stadium for Mariano Rivera’s last game, and seeing some ...

Performing at Island Touch’s 6th Year Anniversary Party (Las Chicas Locas, NYC)

Maybe it’s because I now have a set timeline that’s leading towards the end of my stay in New York, but I find that I’m becoming more reflective regarding all the amazing experiences I’ve had while living in the City.  In as much as I’ll eternally be grateful to those that I’ve shared the stage with over the ...

My Experience Performing with Luis Vargas at Madison Square Garden

It’s been a few months now since the event, and just the memory of it still feels unreal…good thing I like to take pics.  🙂 Given the historic relevance of the Garden, I’m sure you can understand, why this Korean-Canadian-Californian living as a New York transplant was having a hard time registering the fact that he’d be performing ...

Finding Hidden Gems While Culling Through Old Photos

If you’re anything like me, after returning home from a trip, you are immediately faced with the unenviable task of sifting through hundred of photos that you’ll be editing in prep for distribution on various social media oulets.  You think you have chosen the best photos to relay the high points of your trip, you edit, post, and ...

La Fuerza’s Performance at Pura Vida’s 3rd Year Anniversary Party (NYC)

It’s been over 3 years now since I started performing for a dance company, and have been blessed to have met some really awesome individuals within the NY dance community.  One of the first group of contemporaries in the bachata world that I had the pleasure of getting to know was Pura Vida Dance Company. F&F and Pura Vida Dance Companies, backstage at the ...