Posts tagged ‘London’

July 13, 2012

BIG DANCE | Éva whirling!


Strictly Gypsy @ Dogstar, Brixton, London. Part of Big Dance 2012.

July 7, 2012

The Mudhead Dance | Adam James

The performance hopes to scratch in the dirt

The performance hopes to celebrate the forgotten

The performance hopes to bring the outsider inside

The performance hopes to stir-up the sediment

The performance hopes to soak up the gravy

The performance hopes to upturn the skip

The Mudhead Dance is inspired by past and present ideas of shamanism, sacred ritual and the role of sacred clowns (or ‘Mudheads’ of the Pueblo Indian culture).

The project has two outcomes: a live filming event that public audiences can share in the spectacle of at V22 Workspace in Bermondsey (where these photos were taken) and the screening of the finished film itself at various venues around London and the UK.

www.mradamjames.com

July 6, 2012

BIG DANCE | Still Moving Exhibition | 7 – 15 July 2012

This image which I took during the Still Moving project at Siobhan Davies Dance, will be in an exhibition of dance photography at City Hall cafe throughout Big Dance week, 7-15 July.

Admission FREE.

City Hall
The Queen’s Walk
London SE1 2AA

Open:

Mon- Thurs 8.30am – 6pm  |  Fri 8.30am- 5.30pm

July 5, 2012

REMINDER | Private View @ Oh! Oxford House Tonight

Irreversible Materiality is a collaboration between photographer Tracey Fahy and the Senior Dancers (age 60+) at Green Candle Dance Company based in Bethnal Green, London. Founded in 1987, by Fergus Early, with a brief to bring dance; as practice and performance to as wide a cross-section of the community as possible.

Combining hip-hop dance, photography and sound images (influenced by Japanese avant-garde culture of the late 1960s – in particular Butoh dance, which was often performed by older dancers) to create a unique visual language.

July 2, 2012

Siobhan Davies Dance | YOUR MOVE Photoblog

Today, I finally got around to uploading some images to the Your Move photoblog – you can view my page here.  I intend to upload more images over the next week. There’s still time to upload your pictures of movement to this great project.

Your Move is a public photoblog open for submissions for 60 days to celebrate Big Dance 2012, taking place between 18 May – 16 July 2012. It is a Siobhan Davies Dance project open to everyone.

We are inviting you to share photographs that celebrate the movement in your everyday lives using the world around you as inspiration.

June 30, 2012

Belly Dance Hafla #2

June 30, 2012

Belly Dance Hafla #1


Bedford Arms, Balham, London.

Belly dance culture has been in evidence in the UK and Ireland since the early 1960s. A number of practising dancers credit many of the developments since the 1980s to Suraya Hilal, who performed throughout the Middle East and Europe during this time. Her influence was one which particularly drove home the distinction between belly dance as a cabaret act and the dance form as a theatrical performance and art form.

Today, many dancers in the UK have been greatly influenced by the US dance hybrids, and have gone on to create their own forms of urban and folk bellydance. There is also a thriving scene in cabaret bellydance/burlesque crossover performance.

June 17, 2012

MAN: Astrid Andersen | Agi & Sam (S/S 13)

A joint initiative between TOPMAN and Fashion East returned to the runway yesterday for the 15th consecutive season as part of the inaugural London Collections: MEN. Having championed the best and brightest new menswear talent on the catwalk since 2005, the MAN team are delighted that British menswear has finally been awarded its own fashion week.

Following Autumn/Winter 2012’s line up of Agi & Sam, Astrid Andersen and Shaun Samson, the panel and Lulu Kennedy  have invited the trio to return and show their S/S 13 collections. Shaun Samson shows on the MAN catwalk for a third time, while Agi & Sam and Astrid Andersen return following a highly successful debut and having previously proved themselves at the Fashion East Menswear Installation.

Designers are selected by a panel of industry experts including Mr Porter’s Sam Lobban, Arena’s Andrew Davis and GQ Style’s Ben Reardon. Mentoring the designers, the panel play a crucial role in fast tracking their brands, helping them onto such schemes as the British Fashion Council’s LONDON show ROOMS in Paris and New York.

June 6, 2012

Exhibition @ Oh! Oxford House

Irreversible Materiality is a collaboration between photographer Tracey Fahy and the Senior Dancers (age 60+) at Green Candle Dance Company based in Bethnal Green, London. Founded in 1987, by Fergus Early, with a brief to bring dance; as practice and performance to as wide a cross-section of the community as possible.

Combining hip-hop dance, photography and sound (influenced by Japanese avant-garde culture of the late 1960s – in particular Butoh dance, which was often performed by older dancers) to create a unique sonic visual language.

April 6, 2012

A Man With His Head on Fire


Good Friday | Bankside, London 2012.