Category Archive: Travel Writing

My First Northern Lights, 2009

The aurora borealis, my post chemo symptoms and hindsight

Hey Geysirs! Throw back Thursday (2009)

I might not have been supposed to leave the country for another week, but I survived, and Iceland was the first stop in my first post chemo press trip.

Dance Sensitivity Communication

For any social dance to work pleasantly there must be consensus as to how to interact. In a milonga, tango dancers will move into the flow which is always anticlockwise. Even when a… 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

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

Structuring Salsa Silhouettes

All images: Salsa dancers at the Biltmore Hotel, Miami I’ve started processing some of the images from my recent trip to Miami. I took these before interviewing the people concerned, and will share… Continue reading