trafalgar tea dance

More from Big Dance 2010 (we now have 83 days to go until Big Dance 2012), this was part of the Tea Dance in Trafalgar Square. It wasn’t busy at all while I… Continue reading

contemporary waving not drowning

With only 84 days to Big Dance 2012 I thought I’d post a couple of shots from Big Dance 2010. This one is a rehearsal at Somerset House. Counterpoint, which was commissioned by… Continue reading

tango kick

More from Tango Fire’s performance in April 2011, because this couple was supremely well coordinated.

face(d) tango

Tango Fire’s performance in April 2011 used lots of dry ice, which made for interesting lighting effects, but I like this shot best because seeing it gave me an additional insight. The dancers… Continue reading

shadow circle

The Sardanes, a traditional circle dance, is danced with pride by Catalans irrespective of whether they’re in Spain or France. Images of the dancers themselves tell the story of the many different individuals… Continue reading

building human castles

Conventional shots of the finished human castle have their place, but I wanted to give an idea of what it feels like to do. It’s really hard work and each supporting member must… Continue reading

tightening the castel belt

Traditionally, the long wide Castellar belt is put on as tightly and smoothly as possible. It supports the back – vital since each pillar-member will bear the weight of several people – and… Continue reading

human castles in the sun

It’s on days like this that I find myself thinking how much I love my job. At the University of Girona, the challenge was to show that being a Castellar (a human castle… Continue reading

truck rehearsal retrospective

Taken with my D80 in 2009, these girls are rehearsing for the first production to go into the Hull Truck Theatre’s new home. The room was small and it was raining outside, so… Continue reading

doo it like this

Shabba Doo came into the class working his half-moon tambourine so well that by the time he reached the front he already had us on a high.  However what I most value is… Continue reading