Tommy Franzén agrees to be a judge for Dance Photographer of the Year

Cavendish School Dance Photography Workshop, (c) Carole Edrich 2011

Cavendish School Dance Photography Workshop, (c) Carole Edrich 2011

Despite working much of the Christmas period I’ve not yet done everything I had planned, although I do expect to have caught up sufficiently with my work to be able to go to Spain without a list of things to do while there (more on my Spanish trip to research dance later). Today I made contact with 18 famous dance personalities after getting touch with 12 yesterday. It’s all research for an article I’m doing for Dance Today’s March issue which I’ll talk about more once it’s filed and published.

The highlight of my working day yesterday was when I caught up with the terrific multi-talented Tommy Franzén. We covered a bit more than questions I needed for the Dance Today article as I’m working on a few longer term dance journalism projects which I’ll share when they’re more mature.

I’m thrilled to announce that Tommy has also agreed to be a judge for the international Dance Photographer of the Year competition that I’ll be launchng in February. I’m so excited that he has agreed this, and look forward to announcing more details soon.

Cavendish School Dance Photography Workshop, (c) Carole Edrich 2011

Cavendish School Dance Photography Workshop, (c) Carole Edrich 2011

It’s because of the Dance Photographer of the Year competition (DancePOTY for short and @DancePOTY on twitter) that I’m posting these shots of girls from Cavendish School doing a dance photography workshop a couple of years ago. There will be two classes for competitors of this age group, one a group class and one for individuals under the age of 13. I had planned to launch the competition last year but my fathers’ death and my own slow recovery meant it had to wait until now.

There are some fantastic prizes to be won which I just have to confirm with the sponsors – a year’s delay shouldn’t change our agreement, but you never know. All I can say for now is watch this space…