Category Archive: seeking the essence

Sultry Salsa at Dancesation Expo

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Candice Doogan de Rosales and partner dancing salsa at Dancesation Expo 2012 After taking a couple of sharp shots I spent some time experimenting on the use of motion blur (and blur in… Continue reading

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

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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

Escuela de Baile kids at rehearsal

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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

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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

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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

Playing with the Fuji X100

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

a quiet moment

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I’ve chosen this shot from the Escuela de Baile school show because it’s not what most people would consider predictable. It’s not posed either, I just caught the moment. One of a series,… Continue reading

Silhouette: Flamenco at the Peacock

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In retrospect it was naive to think that I’d have the opportunity to rest after Big Dance ended. The Cultural Olympiad continues, the Mayor of London’s Summer Like No Other will go on… Continue reading

SurprisesSTREB’s Human Fountain at Trafalgar Square

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This is another shot from last week’s @SurprisesSTREB performances. I’ve chosen this performance because it’s one that has been less covered by the popular press, possibly because the rigid contraption from which the… Continue reading

African Contemporary That Grabs Your Heart

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Taking this shot was a real privilege. As the only photographer, I could rush around and really think about getting different angles, I could stand up right in the front of the stage… Continue reading