3 dance images representing Locus on #wordymonday

Dancers celebrating the official launch of Big Dance 2012 at St Pancras Station
All images: Young dancers from Akademi celebrating the official launch of Big Dance 2012 at St Pancras Station

I selected this first photograph of young Akademi dancers below a clock and the Olympic logo because ‘the locus of points equidistant from a given point is a circle’ and because St Pancras is ‘a famous place or locality’ and also a locus of transport.

Young dancers from Akademi celebrating the official launch of Big Dance 2012 at St Pancras Station

I choose this second image because of the geometrical positions of the dancers’ hands and arms. Kathak has an almost two dimensional approach to choreography that takes the human form as a straight line, and its characteristic geometry was another reason I chose these images.

Young dancers from Akademi celebrating the official launch of Big Dance 2012 at St Pancras Station

The dancers here are performing in a line and the locus in genetics is ‘the position of a gene as determined by its linear order to other genes on that chromosome’. Also because this particular shot has the direction of their arms and hands is as close to a double helix as I could get.

My sincere thanks to Nigel for suggesting this word and to dictionary.com whose definitions I’ve used.