"Everybody likes to ChaChaCha", the exhibition of Bego Anton in Washington

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2015-11-04

The Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spainin Washington is hosting the exhibition Everybody Loves To ChaChaCha  by Basque photographer Bego Anton, within the Festival FotoWeekDC, from November 7 to 15.

Everybody Loves To ChaChaCha is a combination of medium format portraits and still lifes, as well as a short documentary. During a residency at ISCP (New York) and with the support of SPAIN arts & culture, Bego Anton travelled through several states in the US, from New York to Arizona, to meet women and men who dance with their dogs. She visited with them in their homes to portray these teams in their dancing costumes, and capture their choreographies and personal stories on film.

The exhibition tells the story of women and men who dance with their dogs, and of dogs who dance with their humans. Musical Canine Freestyle is a choreographed performance in which a dog and a human move as one. Together they choose a song and a costume that matches the lyrics. They dance in unison, as partners. They weave, jump, bow, spin, roll, walk backwards, forward or move diagonally. And sometimes, the bond between them is so strong that they enter what what is called the pink bubble, that dimension where they become one being and the rest of the world disappears.

Bego Anton will be at FotoWeekCentral to speak about her work as part of FotoTalk on Saturday, November 7 at 1 pm.

The eighth annual FotoWeekDC Festival, the largest visual arts festival in Washington, D.C., is presented for the second year in partnership with SPAIN arts & culture, the Spanish official cultural program across the United States.

The Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spainin Washington is hosting the exhibition Everybody Loves To ChaChaCha  by Basque photographer Bego Anton, within the Festival FotoWeekDC, from November 7 to 15.

Everybody Loves To ChaChaCha is a combination of medium format portraits and still lifes, as well as a short documentary. During a residency at ISCP (New York) and with the support of SPAIN arts & culture, Bego Anton travelled through several states in the US, from New York to Arizona, to meet women and men who dance with their dogs. She visited with them in their homes to portray these teams in their dancing costumes, and capture their choreographies and personal stories on film.

The exhibition tells the story of women and men who dance with their dogs, and of dogs who dance with their humans. Musical Canine Freestyle is a choreographed performance in which a dog and a human move as one. Together they choose a song and a costume that matches the lyrics. They dance in unison, as partners. They weave, jump, bow, spin, roll, walk backwards, forward or move diagonally. And sometimes, the bond between them is so strong that they enter what what is called the pink bubble, that dimension where they become one being and the rest of the world disappears.

Bego Anton will be at FotoWeekCentral to speak about her work as part of FotoTalk on Saturday, November 7 at 1 pm.

The eighth annual FotoWeekDC Festival, the largest visual arts festival in Washington, D.C., is presented for the second year in partnership with SPAIN arts & culture, the Spanish official cultural program across the United States.

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