Winterbranch by Max Waldman (1970)

The photograph entitled “Winterbranch” was taken by the artist Max Waldman. The image captures a performance choreographed by Merce Cunningham, who is also performing in the photograph.

In the image, I can see three figures dressed in dark attire, seemingly captured mid-movement against a dark backdrop. The lighting creates slightly darker silhouettes, emphasizing their form and expression. The central figure is standing upright, gazing intently off to the side, with their arms extended in a dramatic gesture. To their left in the image, there is a person lying on their back with their legs in the air, while the third figure is positioned on their side, propped up on one arm, with their other arm and leg extended. The poses suggest a moment of intense expression and motion, characteristic of modern dance. The performers’ expressions are somber and concentrated, adding to the dramatic effect of the photograph.

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