Category Archive: traditional dance

Aire on #WordyMonday

The concept behind the flamenco word Aire would be difficult to represent even if I chose to do so using flamenco shots, but I’ve decided not to do that because Sadler’s Wells Flamenco… Continue reading

Researching influences on fandangos in Huelva

The experiences I had in Huelva, during the first two days of this trip around Andalusia would have been a privilege even in times of economic plenty. Country representatives, those responsible for logistics,… Continue reading

Ogygian

Ribbon dancers at the Greenwich Cultural Festival (c) Carole Edrich 2010 The word for this week is Ogygian. Another word I had to look up when I first read it, I think it… Continue reading

Rugose on #wordymonday

Image: Aboriginal Elder ready to sing at the 2011 KALACC Festival It’s Wordy Monday again and because I’ve still not had any suggestions I picked the word Rugose as today’s theme. I thought… Continue reading

Sunday Smiles

All Images: Smiling dancers at the Sunday milonga on HMS President I mislaid these images of tango dancers on HMS President for quite a while (long story) and only recently found them. I… Continue reading

Dancing together at Gawai in Sarawak #6

Both images: Dancers and visitors celebrate Gawai by dancing together. Sarawak, Malaysia In Sarawak everyone I met was friendly, making conversation was easy and all my questions were answered enthusiastically which meant I… Continue reading

Gawai in Malaysia #5

Both images: Traditional courtship dance in Borneo This dance fascinated me. Not for the extended choreography (which I suspect has been adapted by the choreographer to make a show closer to what he… Continue reading

Blow pipe tribesman in Sarawak, Malaysia

Both images: Blowpipe dancer in Sarawak I’m working on some really low light photography at the moment. It’s for part of the series of dance travel pieces due for Dance Today. As we… Continue reading

More Dance from Egypt

All images: Dancers in the South Sinaii As well as the Sema (dance performed by whirling dervishes) we were treated to belly dance which a few braver audience members tried too, and a… Continue reading

Whirling Dervish in the Egyptian Desert

All images: Dance performers in the Egyptian desert about an hour inland from Sharm El Sheikh Taken over a year ago, it was dark, I was tired and incredibly thirsty and we had… Continue reading