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
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
It’s on days like this that I find myself thinking how much I love my job. At the University of Girona, the challenge was to show that being a Castellar (a human castle… Continue reading
Taken with my D80 in 2009, these girls are rehearsing for the first production to go into the Hull Truck Theatre’s new home. The room was small and it was raining outside, so… Continue reading
Shabba Doo came into the class working his half-moon tambourine so well that by the time he reached the front he already had us on a high. However what I most value is… Continue reading
I recently covered a Waackin’ Masterclass, given by Shabba Doo in his visit to the UK. Promoted by Spread Love Dance Projects, Shabba was generous with his time and moves, the class was… Continue reading
Originally intending to go just for Isaac’s silhouette, I changed my mind when this group wandered into the background. Then it was just a matter of waiting until Isaac’s legs framed them.
Deb Bono and Lemington Ridley performing at the DanceMyWay Gala, organised by Monika Molnar in 2011.