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Sagatala looks at the socially constructed dominant masculine identity, passed from father to son, mentor to student, its expectation for strength and action. Juxtaposed in this is the individual's vulnerability in a society with so much political and social uncertainty and a poverty fo opportunities for young people. Exploring the traditional role of initiation and how these ideologies function as a guide on how tobe (or not to be) a man. Danced and choreographed by Idrissa Camara and Oumar Almamy Camara

Idrissa Camara presents Sagatala in Exposure, the ADAD Trailblazers Showcase at The Place, London, (c) Carole Edrich 2014

I don’t yet know if the editor will accept them, but as part of my mission to accompany articles with still photography that significantly adds to the knowledge imparted I’ve produced a series of images to go with the second piece I wrote for LondonDance.com on Exposure; the recent ADAD Trailblazers showcase. To work properly each of these images sets needs to clearly convey its own message in addition to (and to a large extent irrespective of) the words that they accompany.

A solo developed from her earlier work Is My Whining Winding You Up?. Time is Ticking, Phone is Ringing shows how, in a goal-oriented society over-valuing success and achievement, love could become a hindrance or an unwanted distrction. This is the story of a woman's internal choices around love and success

Cindy Claes presents Time is Ticking, Phone is ringing in Exposure, the ADAD Trailblazers Showcase at The Place, London, (c) Carole Edrich 2014

Of course, just because I think a combination of images conveys something doesn’t mean it does, so I’m hoping that you’ll help me out by telling me what – if anything – these series of images say to you.

A solo developed from her earlier work Is My Whining Winding You Up?. Time is Ticking, Phone is Ringing shows how, in a goal-oriented society over-valuing success and achievement, love could become a hindrance or an unwanted distrction. This is the story of a woman's internal choices around love and success

Cindy Claes presents Time is Ticking, Phone is ringing in Exposure, the ADAD Trailblazers Showcase at The Place, London, (c) Carole Edrich 2014

So please…. pretty please.. let me know here, on twitter or on facebook.

An exploration of fusion of traditional African solo dance and non-structured environmental dance, She Who Walks - The Bridge is a collaborative project including live music and film performed first outdoors on location and then at the 2014 ADAD Trailblazers Showcase

She Who Walks – The Bridge performed by Denise Rowe, the ADAD Trailblazers Showcase at The Place, London, (c) Carole Edrich 2014

Also if you will, please let me know if a single image would have done the same. Is this innovation for its own sake or something you’d like to see more of in dance?

Following a research trip to the Homowo festival in Ghana, this solo is inspired by the story of the migration of the Ga tribe from Israel to Ghana hundreds of years ago and making a connection with biblical references in Reggae music. With a focus on spiritual dance, Cleo combines abstract dance, African and Caribbean movement based choreography with explosive and emotional improvisiation

Israel Rock Stone by Cleo Lake of Jahlake and Bristol Fusion, the ADAD Trailblazers Showcase at The Place, London, (c) Carole Edrich 2014