Intrepid on #wordymonday #dance #image

Young dancers waiting for the rain to stop before dancing towards Old Market Square as part of the National Youth Dance Festival Fringe at UDance2014, Nottingham. (c) Carole Edrich 2014

National Youth Dance Ambassadors waiting for the rain to stop before facilitating the schools’ dance towards Old Market Square as part of the National Youth Dance Festival Fringe at UDance2014, Nottingham. (c) Carole Edrich 2014

 

I’ve just finished processing the images I took at U.Dance2014 in Nottingham a couple of weeks ago (recovery from the most recent surgery really slowed me down and thought I’d select the word Intrepid for this #WordyMonday to show how it was. It was horribly wet and rainy for most of the first day, but that didn’t stop the schools who got together for the U.Damce 2014 Schools’ Commission.

Young dancer waiting for the rain to stop before dancing towards Old Market Square as part of the National Youth Dance Festival Fringe at UDance2014, Nottingham. (c) Carole Edrich 2014

Young dancer waiting for the rain to stop before dancing towards Old Market Square as part of the National Youth Dance Festival Fringe at UDance2014, Nottingham. (c) Carole Edrich 2014

Undaunted by the pouring rain young people from Nottingham academy, Nottingham Girls Academy and Big Wood Academy, who had created the dance work with eNGine, Nottingham Contemporary’s Young Curators and ‘Get Involved 17’ the four schools danced from different locations in to Old Market Square and then together to Nottingham Contemporary (its current exhibition Somewhat Abstract – Selections from The Arts Council Collection inspired the work) where it ended.

Between Old Market Square and Nottingham Contemporary, part of the National Youth Dance Festival Fringe. (c) Carole Edrich 2014

Between Old Market Square and Nottingham Contemporary, part of the National Youth Dance Festival Fringe. (c) Carole Edrich 2014

This is a small random selection of my favourite portraits from that day, if you’d like to see more they’ll be on the U.Dance2014 website very soon.

Between Old Market Square and Nottingham Contemporary, part of the National Youth Dance Festival Fringe. (c) Carole Edrich 2014

Between Old Market Square and Nottingham Contemporary, part of the National Youth Dance Festival Fringe. (c) Carole Edrich 2014

Between Old Market Square and Nottingham Contemporary, part of the National Youth Dance Festival Fringe. (c) Carole Edrich 2014

Between Old Market Square and Nottingham Contemporary, part of the National Youth Dance Festival Fringe. (c) Carole Edrich 2014

Between Old Market Square and Nottingham Contemporary, part of the National Youth Dance Festival Fringe. (c) Carole Edrich 2014

Between Old Market Square and Nottingham Contemporary, part of the National Youth Dance Festival Fringe. (c) Carole Edrich 2014

Drying out after the dance, part of the National Youth Dance Festival Fringe, (c) Carole Edrich 2014

Drying out after the dance, part of the National Youth Dance Festival Fringe, (c) Carole Edrich 2014