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The images of dance.

Dance has long enthralled gay men and lesbians, in part because of their appreciation of form and movement in the human body and in part because, as the Cirque du Soleil story in this issue shows, many dancers and choreographers are themselves gay. Twenty-five years ago The Advocate profiled the art of choreographer and photographer Don Bradburn, who was at the time the official photographer for the Los Angeles Ballet.

As a photographer Bradburn drew on his careers as an actor, dancer, director, and choreographer. Much of his work was in portraiture, high fashion, theatrical nudes, and dance. He was featured in numerous magazines, programs for the arts, and album covers. Bradburn told The Advocate that in addition to appreciating nudes, he preferred classic and romantic imagery to trendy modernity and gimmicks. He explained that during shoots he tried to seek out an individual's qualities and beauty in spontaneous moments. "The eyes are the key ... the model's or subject's as well as mine," he said.
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Title Annotation:September 6, 1978; choreographer and photographer Don Bradburn
Author:Romesburg, Don
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Nov 11, 2003
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