Sand Dance Project / Zuma Beach

Yesterday, I had the honor of photographing Holly Seeley’s Sand Dance Project in beautiful Zuma Beach. It was a cloudy morning, but I’m of course very inspired by cloudy weather and its mysterious vibe – especially when it’s on the beach and there are insanely awesome dancers involved!

The Sand Dance Project explained, from the creator’s website: “Sand Dance Project is a post-modern contemporary dance and conceptual art initiative by choreographer Holly Seeley. Through the use of drone camera technology, digital media platforms, and live performances, Holly seeks to reach audiences on social media platforms and in public spaces with textural dance created through manipulation of physical elements. Part of the artistic process involves capturing and investigating the symbols and kinetic signatures that dancers leave behind in the physical world.”

Enjoy the photos below!

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Holly Seeley, director & choreographer, pictured below.DSC_4420 - Holly's Sand Dance Project - Yana's Photos - Los Angeles Lifestyle Photographer.jpg

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Stretching before the dances:
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Choreographed dances:DSC_4608 - Holly's Sand Dance Project - Yana's Photos - Los Angeles Lifestyle Photographer.jpg

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Behind the scenes: DSC_4653 - Holly's Sand Dance Project - Yana's Photos - Los Angeles Lifestyle Photographer.jpg

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…And it’s a wrap! The scenes from the choreographed dances were recorded on drone technology, and will be available to view very soon! Stay tuned for updates.

Photographer: Yana Tinker of Yana’s Photos / Director: Holly Seeley of The Sand Dance Project / Aerial Director: Austin James Smith / Dancers: Holly Seeley, Belinda Santos, Ashley Oertel, Natalie Kramer / Dance Captain: Shar Liu /  Production Coordinator: Adrianna Monteagudo / Stylist & Wardrobe: Laura Hamilton / Location: Zuma Beach in Malibu, California


Holly continues to inspire me, and this is our third dancer beach collaboration on the beach. You can see our other projects here & here.

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