Jason Chuang
Dance Photography at Stanford University
Welcome! This was my photo journal from 2008 to 2010, during my early years as a PhD candidate in Computer Science at Stanford University. I took down the site in 2012 and restored it in 2015.
For my research in human-computer interaction, machine learning, natural language processing, and visual analytics, see my research homepage.
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I learnt vintage dance from Richard Powers and was a member of the Academy of Danse Libre and Decadance. I was a dance photographer for the Stanford Dance Division, Stanford News, and Stanford Lively Arts. I photographed for five dance faculty members at Stanford University and San Francisco Ballet, and covered over twenty student performing arts groups. I enjoyed transcribing the Russian Mazurka Quadrille in Feuillet notation and, of course, actually dancing the Russian Mazurka Quadrille.
I twice proposed dance visualization as my PhD thesis topic, but couldn't secure the necessary department approvals. Alas, in the latter years of my seven years of marriage to research, I became too busy to continue with dancing or photography.
M is for Mazurka
Vintage Dance and the Academy of Danse Libre
Chocolate Heads
Contemporary Dance with Aleta Hayes
Jump Start
Modern Dance with Diane Frank
Weddings and Friends
Love Stories and Fun Times
Rhapsody Fantaisie
Dance Photography for Stanford News
Still Life with Decoy
Site-Specific Concerts and Special Performances
Student Groups
Over 20 Dance Troupes and Theatre Companies
Decadance Spring Show
Fusion Social Dance Troupe
San Francisco Ballet Trainees
Ballet with Wendy Van Dyck and Janice Ross
Beautiful Dancers on the Quad
Viennese Balls at Stanford University
An Art Affair
Events and Festivals by Stanford Lively Arts
Afiara String Quartet
Chamber Concerts and Music Events