In The Middle With You

Hagit Yakira's 'In The Middle With You' at the Laban Theatre, (c) Carole Edrich 2014

Hagit Yakira’s ‘In The Middle With You’ at the Laban Theatre, (c) Carole Edrich 2014

This afternoon I went to shoot Hagit Yakira’s work; In The Middle With You, at the Laban Theatre. After the shoot I also interviewed her for the book. In directing her troupe, Hagit described part of the choreography as ‘fish’. I wanted to capture the spirit of the moves as well as their appearance so had fun finding different ways to give the illusion (or at least an imaginative representation) of sea and have posted two shots that show a little of how I was thinking.

Hagit Yakira's 'In The Middle With You' at the Laban Theatre, (c) Carole Edrich 2014

Hagit Yakira’s ‘In The Middle With You’ at the Laban Theatre, (c) Carole Edrich 2014

While shooting it dawned on me that the structure of this choreography is very similar to that of a rousing speech (researching the structure and context of Martin Luther King’s ‘I had a dream’ has had me thinking about such structures a lot). In conversation with Hagit I confirmed that this was her intention and am now wondering whether I can find similar patterns in other forms of dance as well.

You’ve missed the Laban Theatre performance now, but can see the production at BDE on February 1st in Glasgow, in York on 5th February and in Halifax on February 13th. Apparently they’ll be back in London for Greenwich Dance.