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Wednesday August 18th, 2010

Posted at 4:32pm

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Photo courtesy John Chan, PerfectShutter.com

The following is a guest article written by John Chan of PerfectShutter.com, a local collective of professional photographers specializing in creative photographic storytelling:

Windsor Dance eXperience Inc. is a local dance theatre company that I’m honoured to work with for their special events photography. It’s a non-profit organization run by volunteers, encouraging youth throughout the community to develop an appreciation for the fine arts. This terrific group organizes and performs up to four major productions annually, at Windsor’s Capitol Theatre and other locations across the city. In their seven years of operation, Windsor Dance eXperience Inc. has worked with such organizations as the Windsor Fringe Festival, The Windsor Symphony Orchestra and numerous elementary schools around the city. WDX is truly a shining star in Windsor`s arts landscape, and I applaud them for their hard work in creating a genuine dance theatre experience for their members and for the community.

I’ve gotten to know the organization through my longtime friends, Julia Galli and Tiffany Wentzell, who are President and Artistic Director of WDX, respectively.  They`ve entrusted me to take on the photography duties for their company and labour of love.  So, throughout the past year I`ve been doing headshots for their members, and photographing their performances. When I first watched a WDX show, I was blown away. I was amazed by the incredible talent exhibited by the dancers, some of whom are as young as 6 years old. The choreography is fantastic, and the elaborate sets and stunning costumes are all created in-house. It’s so impressive. The cast, crew and board of WDX really pour their hearts into this company and every single performance, and it really shows. It`s so encouraging to see this calibre of talent here in Windsor.

WDX has an upcoming show at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, August 21st at 7:00pm.

The show is entitled “Spectrum” and will feature works by their newer and younger choreographers. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $12 at the door. I encourage you all to check it out!  They really do put on a great show.

For more information about the company, upcoming shows and membership, you can visit the WDX website at www.wdxtheatre.ca.

Read the rest of this article and check out pictures by John Chan at Perfect Shutter!  Thanks John!

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