Category Archive: traditions

Aire on #WordyMonday

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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

Rugose on #wordymonday

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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

Haruspex

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As I did last Monday, I’ve found an interesting sounding name and then gone looking for a dance image that corresponded to it. Haruspex was a difficult one; I spent a while thinking… Continue reading

Dancing together at Gawai in Sarawak #6

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Elegant Iptedaa

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This elegantly joyful Tarana based on dance to a chorus of words which are simply the sounds produced by the Tabla. Part of the Akademi Community Performance at Arts In Parliament, 10th August,… Continue reading

Dancers of the UWI Dance Ensemble

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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