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Ecstatic Dancers -- it's getting harder

This photograph from a street dance in Eugene Oregon in 1996 started me on a project that I call "Ecstatic Dancers" -- people who really enjoy dancing (not necessarily well or with exceptional skill). Between the joy of the movement and of the music they enter into sort of an altered state of consciousness. I'm a big fan of community festivals and street fairs so it wasn't long until I had enough Ecstatic Dancers photographs to make a respectable show. Seattle's Folklife Festival, Solstice Festival, Pride Festival, and Bumbershoot were exceptionally fertile events. These festivals featured several sound stages and allowed plenty of room in front of and around the stage for dancing. There

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