Extreme Choreography

“This girl is my cousin’s daughter; her children Irish-dance competitively. Here, they were dancing to Chris and Michelle McLoughlin’s Music for Irish Dancing, which is like Riverdance. Ryan’s family, having never seen step-dancing live before, were elated.” “Tracy Flanagan, account manager, and Ryan Flanagan, financial analyst, married May 2010 Photo: Inbal Sivan Photography

“I’m a former dancer and wanted to share my passion with Rossie. I [recruited] my cousin Aisha, a dancer with Alvin Ailey, and my friend Natasha as backup; my childhood dance teacher gave us baseline choreography”modern and jazz set to Monica’s “Love All Over Me.’ I ripped my train doing a chaîné turn, but no one noticed. People were just glad to see me dancing again, and Rossie”he just looked love-struck.” “Reverend Eboni Marshall, minister, and Rossie Turman III, attorney, married January 2011 Photo: Craig Warga Photography

Indians have a party the week before the wedding called a sangeet; our friends did a surprise dance for us at ours. I was just like, “If our friends did a surprise dance, we have to do one too!’ So we pulled this together in four days; we went to a dance studio called Bollywood Funk NYC (bollywoodfunknyc.com). The song we used was from a popular Bollywood movie, Dostana. It was really over-the-top and silly. Here, Rahul was brushing his shoulders off, like “Get that dirt off your shoulder!’ We also did a lot of spins and some bhangra-style, screw-in-the-lightbulb moves.”” Dana Lossia, attorney, and Rahul Mukhi, prosecutor, married September 2009 Photo: R Wagner Photography

“People kept asking me if I was going to do a split; it’s my signature move. I was like, “Absolutely not!’ But later there was a dance-off with break dancing and an older gentleman spinning on the ground. That set off the happy endorphins. I did the split and Ninja Turtled out of it on my back, and at that moment, the music stopped and the D.J. was like, “That’s it, it’s over.’ That was literally the last thing that happened that night.” “Kim Zatina, event designer, and Michael Shelley, owner of a wildlife-removal service, married July 2011 Photo: Sarah Tew Photography

“This is my husband’s father dancing. He’s from Greece, and here he’s doing zeibekiko, an improv folk dance, to rebetika music, which is like the Greek blues. The men kick their feet high in the air. My husband does the dance quite well, too, except he got so into the moves that he actually split the pants of his brand-new tux.” “Jaclyn Xanthos, pharmaceutical-sales rep, and George Katris, police officer, married October 2010 Photo: Craig Warga Photography

Slide Header Address, date, or similar info here. For me, the high point of the show is this, which manages simultaneously to be a painting, a force field, and an electromagnetic visual discharge. This is an artist sloughing off old consciousness, making something he doesn’t even know is art, giving up nearly all known languages of painting, and maybe violating the laws of nature by making something that seemingly puts off more energy than went into making it. Photo: ” 2010 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Extreme Choreography