Category Archive: A Summer Like No Other

Tobago’s London Celebration: 50 Years of Independence

Part of tonight’s celebration of Independence was a lesson in Carnival dancing, in preparation for Notting Hill Carnival this weekend. These two ladies were our teachers. The second portrait shows the dancer resting… Continue reading

In ‘Memory’ Bharatanatyam is the vehicle for a strong message

This was easily my favourite piece from the Akademi Community Performance for Arts in Parliament because it was so moving. Bisakha Sarker of the company Chaturangan danced two near-identical scenarios. In the first… Continue reading

Dancers of the UWI Dance Ensemble

The UWI (University of the West Indies) Dance Ensemble gave a lively and balletic performance at the Tricycle Theatre in London. What a great time to be in London! I’m almost regretting going… Continue reading

Two Sides Of Tom – at Tango Al Fresco

It’s lovely to be working in a place where people know me. I get more dances, which is natural, but I also get a lot more spontaneous stuff. Here is one, taken at… Continue reading

Escuela de Baile kids at rehearsal

I’ve processed another batch of images from the Escuela de Baile School Spectacular (featured before here and here) so decided to post this shot to mark it – 5 more batches to go!… Continue reading

al fresco fun

This couple (Lemington Ridley and Lorcan Mullany) were fantastically expressive dancers, swapping lead and follow so seamlessly and dancing with such musicality it was difficult to focus on other dancers at the event.… Continue reading

Akademi at Arts in Parliament: Alarippu

Alarippu is a ritualistic dance symbolising the blossoming of the body through gentle movements of the eyes, neck and limbs. The movements are typical of the Bharatanatyam style engaging in tempo variations climaxing… Continue reading

Tango Al Fresco, the Mayors Thames Festival and a tango front cover

This front cover features Tom and Margo dancing under the Oxo Tower at the Mayor’s Thames Festival. I shot it in 2008 with my phonecam (a Sony Ericsson k800i) I think. I’m looking… Continue reading

Playing with the Fuji X100

A Place to Live When We Are Old Described as ‘a participatory public art project exploring attitudes towards old age through danzón’,  I thought this was a delightful way to meet different people… Continue reading

Surprises Streb at Trafalgar Square

Coming back into radio contact now after a very intense trip looking for brown bears, polar bears, moose, beluga whales and bison in Northern Canada. This shot is another that I took on… Continue reading