Category Archive: Politics and Dance

Back to studio: An interview about dance before, during and after lockdown

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Natalie Hunt, founder of Mamparadance, talks in an interview about teaching during lockdown and the return to studio classes in September 2020.

Hackney Empire: A New Decade, a New Vision

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With Alter Ego 2020, Yamin Choudury Artistic Director of Hackney Empire showcases the best of Hackney’s young talent and his vision for the decade.

International Women’s Day: OBR Flashmob Rehearsals #2

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What better way to celebrate International Womens’ Day than with some more images of the OBR Flashmob Rehearsal. I took these at City Hall in the evening, two days before the flashmob itself… Continue reading

International Women’s Day #1

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I don’t have much time because of deadlines but am posting a few of the OBR Flashmob rehearsals as an early celebration for International Women’s Day.

Rehearsal at City Hall for the #1billionrising flashmob

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Another day of rest for me, so more OBR flashmob rehearsals for you. This time it’s the rehearsals we did at City Hall when it was still a secret venue. A good number… Continue reading

The last rehearsal for the #1billionrising flashmobs

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I’ve taken most of today off work, I’m hoping it’ll help me recover from the nasty cold that has developed. So, rather than process new images of the flashmob at City Hall, what… Continue reading

One Billion Rising! Join Us!

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Violence in any form is unacceptable. That against women can take many forms. From the insidious to the horribly blatant, it’s with us daily. It happens here in the UK as well as… Continue reading

One Billion Rising – Flashmob in 7 days

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One Billion Rising (OBR) is looking for people of all ages and abilities to take part in a dance flashmob on Valentine’s Day. I’ll be writing about it and the initiative (brainchild of… Continue reading

Have A Devilish New Year’s Eve! #WordyMonday

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I created a photographic interpretation of the word ‘devilish’ in response to a #WordyMonday suggestion by the multi-talented Milo Miles. Selected from my images of a performance of Tony Adigun’s Illegal Dance at… Continue reading

London Waiting

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All images: Aila Floyd of The Bees Knees and travelling dancer Andrew Stone dancing around London I’ve written this post in response to further media uproar about a presented inequity in terms of… Continue reading