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low light ballroom

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Another shot taken during the rehearsals of the 2011 DanceMyWay Gala, this one was a result of playing with negative space and shadows.

silhouetted ballroom lift

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I was lucky enough to be given relative freedom of movement during Monika Molnar’s DanceMyWay Gala last year. As a result I was able to take a series of images with dancers eclipsing… Continue reading

slow square imaging

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Towards the end of the day, this was David Michalek’s installation; Slow Dancing at Trafalgar Square. I like it for the colours and sheer scale, but couldn’t help being slightly envious that anyone… Continue reading

trafalgar tea dance

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More from Big Dance 2010 (we now have 83 days to go until Big Dance 2012), this was part of the Tea Dance in Trafalgar Square. It wasn’t busy at all while I… Continue reading

contemporary waving not drowning

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With only 84 days to Big Dance 2012 I thought I’d post a couple of shots from Big Dance 2010. This one is a rehearsal at Somerset House. Counterpoint, which was commissioned by… Continue reading

tango kick

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More from Tango Fire’s performance in April 2011, because this couple was supremely well coordinated.

face(d) tango

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Tango Fire’s performance in April 2011 used lots of dry ice, which made for interesting lighting effects, but I like this shot best because seeing it gave me an additional insight. The dancers… Continue reading

shadow circle

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The Sardanes, a traditional circle dance, is danced with pride by Catalans irrespective of whether they’re in Spain or France. Images of the dancers themselves tell the story of the many different individuals… Continue reading

building human castles

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Conventional shots of the finished human castle have their place, but I wanted to give an idea of what it feels like to do. It’s really hard work and each supporting member must… Continue reading

tightening the castel belt

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Traditionally, the long wide Castellar belt is put on as tightly and smoothly as possible. It supports the back – vital since each pillar-member will bear the weight of several people – and… Continue reading

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