Tag Archive: performance dance

In ‘Memory’ Bharatanatyam is the vehicle for a strong message

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This was easily my favourite piece from the Akademi Community Performance for Arts in Parliament because it was so moving. Bisakha Sarker of the company Chaturangan danced two near-identical scenarios. In the first… 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

Escuela de Baile kids at rehearsal

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I’ve processed another batch of images from the Escuela de Baile School Spectacular (featured before here and here) so decided to post this shot to mark it – 5 more batches to go!… Continue reading

Akademi at Arts in Parliament: Alarippu

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Alarippu is a ritualistic dance symbolising the blossoming of the body through gentle movements of the eyes, neck and limbs. The movements are typical of the Bharatanatyam style engaging in tempo variations climaxing… Continue reading

Surprises Streb at Trafalgar Square

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Coming back into radio contact now after a very intense trip looking for brown bears, polar bears, moose, beluga whales and bison in Northern Canada. This shot is another that I took on… Continue reading

Belmont Freetown dances at the Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Village

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Belmont Freetown performed a passionately energetic piece moves at the launch of the Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Village One of the many aspects of my job that I love is the access I… Continue reading

Join the Ilford Olympic Flashmob!

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I chose this photograph of Isaac Fletcher giving a workshop to some of his younger students because of the forthcoming flashmob he’s organising. For more information see my post for Dance Today here… Continue reading

London Went Latin

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Yesterday I interviewed Leigh, who was responsible for the whole huge London Goes Latin event which was held on the last day of Big Dance. Part of this was a huge attempt to… Continue reading

a quiet moment

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I’ve chosen this shot from the Escuela de Baile school show because it’s not what most people would consider predictable. It’s not posed either, I just caught the moment. One of a series,… Continue reading

Silhouette: Flamenco at the Peacock

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In retrospect it was naive to think that I’d have the opportunity to rest after Big Dance ended. The Cultural Olympiad continues, the Mayor of London’s Summer Like No Other will go on… Continue reading