Things They Said

Things They Said – multicultural youth dance performance in Ballarat.
Choreographer Shermaine Heng and dancers. Continue reading

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Anniversary gig

Well it was an anniversary that I felt like a part of. After many years spent with the Endless Sea (and previous titles and arrangements) it felt good to be back in the room with everyone together, making sound of … Continue reading

Dance is Bourne in Melbourne

It is always a joy to photograph dance for me, bringing together my two favourite things!

On this occasion I photographed two parts of an upcoming July performance – so you could get to see the full outcome of this wonderful work!! See this link for more information. Also check out my photo of Rain Francis and Simon Storey in Dance Informa magazine as you scroll down the page.

With a theme of ‘Balance’, DanceBourne Arts will soon treat you to a programme of work by three choreographers. I have featured Rain Francis’s work.

I found such amazing shapes taking place in her work and was excited to be there to capture some of that magic unfolding in Rain and Simon’s interactions.

Be sure to see the full piece, it should be a treat!

Meanwhile enjoy a taste test of the creative process….

 

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“Dance, dance otherwise we are lost!”

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2012 has been so much about dance for me…thankfully!

I made the following clip in honour of the wonderful people that I dance with at Body Electric and the prolific amount of work that teacher Jade Duffy does in bringing people back to dance, or perhaps TO dance for the first time in their lives – and makes it accessible.

It’s something special.

Dance, dance otherwise we are lost.

Don’t forget to move your bodies people. Be free. Be adventurous. Be alive!

Your body was made to move, give yourself the gift of moving as freely as you can this new year! Your body will thank you!

Happy New Year all. xo

‘Whatever You Do, Don’t panic!’

You may remember a dancer I photographed in an earlier blog, Rain Francis.

She has her own dance company Rain and Lucky Dance Theatre. They recently performed at the Short and Sweet Festival in Melbourne.

I was delighted to be asked to take some photos at one of their rehearsals and see the work come together in it’s final stages.

Rain’s dancers, Erynne, Jessica and Hanna worked hard  – and some of these stills capture the incredible work that happens in SECONDS,  in a dance piece.

All the talent and hard yakka that went into this piece, is evident in it’s powerful result. It was inspiring to be present for this convergence of experience with expression.

And the audience must have agreed, as Rain and Lucky Dance Theatre won the People’s Choice Award. Congratulations!!

Here’s a glimpse into a choreographer’s work of art, with the help of 3 dancers.

And if you missed it, you still have a chance to see it at the Variety Gala on Dec 9th! Book now!