One Body, One Instrument

By Agheal Abedzadeh

A Juilliard alumni, a former Broadway performer and a passionate dance teacher, Mr. Patten walks you through life lessons in the dance movements. He is a father for his class, as he prepares young performers for a dance competition while educating them in higher qualities to cherish one's single instrument in life, the body!

“You should come back, you are part of this family now!” As the dance class truly told me at the end of my last photography session, I was blended into this dance family to document their journey for a semester of endeavor, motive, tiresome, love, frustration, and joy; a compact life package in a small dancing room!