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Exhibition: Everybody Loves to ChaChaCha

  • FotoWeek Central FotoWeek Central 2801 16th St NW Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)
Photo Credit: Bego Anton 

Photo Credit: Bego Anton 

This is a 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 to music together. They choose a song they both like and a costume that matches the lyrics. They dance in unison, as dancing 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 the pink bubble, that dimension where they become one being and the rest of the world disappears.

During a residency at ISCP (New York) and with the support of SPAIN arts & culture, Bego Antón 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 Spanish photographer herself, Bego Antón, will be on site November 7th for our Fine Art FotoTalks Day to speak about her work.

Everybody Loves To ChaChaCha is organized by SPAIN arts & culture in collaboration with ISCP (International Studio and Curatorial Program), VEGAP and the Etxepare Basque Institute.