Kira Seamon's "The Tell-Tale Heart Ballet" (A truly Poe-etic Ballet) (Based on the famous short story by Edgar Allan Poe). A series of striking photos used in the creation of the poster for my concert at the Boston Center for the Arts.
by Kira Seamon
I choreographed an original, new and innovative ballet based on Edgar Allan Poe's famous short story.
The story is told from the viewpoint of the Narrator. The gender of the Narrator is unclear in the story. Some critics suggest that the Narrator is a woman. They go even so far as suggesting that she may have been raped-which could be a possible motive for her to kill the Old Man. These thoughts were in the back of my mind as I took these photos which I used to create the poster for my dance concert...
What does it take to produce a captivating photo for your poster of your World Premiere of your new Poe Ballet?
120 photos, that's what! I took 120 different shots to find "The One" that would be on the poster for this ballet. In this book, you can see the "Number 1" photo that made the poster, some "Runner-up) photos and even a hilarious "Blooper" photo! (Also included are 4 photos showing me standing joyously next to the finished poster hanging in various places around the BCA during my performance week.)
I performed the role of the Narrator (at the prestigious Boston Center for the Arts, or BCA), and my choreography/concept was described as "sheer genius", "phenomenal","mind-boggling","totally believable" and "gave goosebumps"! My own dancing was described as "captivating and powerful" with "strong acting".
Professional ballerina Kira Seamon enjoys photography when she isn't dancing! She is inspired by sights found in her backyard and beyond! She has been perfecting her photographic skills for 10 years, and these books are the result. Her choreography has been seen across the US. She enjoys dance competitions and has won an over-all title and trophy in both Regional Competition and at the World Finals! She has won multiple platinum awards and Special Awards from judges, recognizing her strong music background and beautiful balletic turns. She frequently accompanies her cast on the piano during her concerts. She was awarded a Grant from the Cultural Council for her unique, 1-Woman concert which featured her performing ballet and playing the piano. Her concerts have been fortunate to have collaborators from New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, MIT, Boston College, Wellesley College and numerous other artistic institutions. Don't forget to check out her Youtube Channel!
The "EYES" Have IT!!!! Kira Seamon's Award Winning Photos Published June 06, 2013
The Amazing Tale of a Wild Turkey and his Wingman Published August 24, 2012
Ballerina: DOING THE LEGWORK Published August 24, 2012
STARBURST Published June 09, 2012
Dancing with an exclamation-POINTE! Published June 09, 2012
Ballerina: Getting a Leg up Published June 06, 2012
The Magnificent Wild Turkeys of New England!!! Published May 19, 2012
Walking in the Woods with Dad Published May 19, 2012