truck rehearsal retrospective

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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

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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

shabba styles

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I recently covered a Waackin’ Masterclass, given by Shabba Doo in his visit to the UK. Promoted by Spread Love Dance Projects, Shabba was generous with his time and moves, the class was… Continue reading

challenge concentration

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I love the intensity in the faces of these two participants of last week’s Redbridge Dance Challenge. But I don’t like the gallery format of this post so won’t be doing it again.

dance challenger

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Originally intending to go just for Isaac’s silhouette, I changed my mind when this group wandered into the background. Then it was just a matter of waiting until Isaac’s legs framed them.

looped

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Deb Bono and Lemington Ridley performing at the DanceMyWay Gala, organised by Monika Molnar in 2011.  

half shadowed

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Half shadowed Compagnie Retouramont

An image from last year’s Dancin’ Oxford

what they see

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What they see

Compagnie Retouramont dancers posing on the wall of Oxford Castle

dancing afoot

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Dancing Afoot

In an interview, Patrice Guillot told me of how the production used projections of images showing different perspectives such as that of the dancers themselves.

castle dance

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Compagnie Retouramont at Dancin' Oxford

The second year Retouramont performed at Oxford Castle, it was interesting to see how the choreographer’s use of the space has changed and compare the audience’s reactions