My mentor, RJ Muna, is recognized as one of the premier dance photographers. For many years he had photographed the dance companies participating in the Ethnic Dance Festival in San Francisco. I had attended many of those photo sessions shot at RJ's facility, Left Space Studios.
This year he was unable to provide photographic services and suggested that I substitute for him. The photos shown in this gallery are some of the images taken over the two weekends the auditions took place. They were shot at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco using the stage lighting available using a Sony a7r II using several Zeiss lenses at the high ISO sensitivity rather than with strobe.
© Steven Blumenkranz