dance image representing evanescent on #wordymonday

Michelle and William dancing at Milonga Gratis, Northampton Square, London. (c) Carole Edrich 2014

Michelle and William dancing at Milonga Gratis, Northampton Square, London. (c) Carole Edrich 2014

This week I’ve chosen the word evanescent to represent in dance photos for #WordyMonday. It’s a bit of a cop-out, since I chose it because of the images I wanted to share rather than because of the challenge of illustrating its meaning.

I went to Spitalfields to dance tango on Sunday. I took one of my cameras and just one lens along with a red umbrella as I meant to do more dancing than photography. Rain was forecast and I’d like some shots of people dancing Argentine tango in the rain. I went with the intention of doing more dancing than photography but that wasn’t to be. Rene, who runs Spitalfields Tango, took the decision to cancel the event because of the downpours forecast, so when two tango friends told me about another outdoor event I went there instead.

I did dance, but not as much as I had planned. It didn’t rain but the dappled light in the leafy square had a wonderfully sharp, clear blue-grey ice-like quality that had me spellbound. It is this evanescent, ephemeral quality of light that I’ve tried to capture in these shots, and that’s why I’m sharing them with you.

Kat and Donald dancing tango at Milonga Gratis, Northampton Square, London on Sunday. (c) Carole Edrich 2014

Kat and Donald dancing tango at Milonga Gratis, Northampton Square, London on Sunday. (c) Carole Edrich 2014