Archive for the ‘Dance’ Category

Gwyn Emberton Dance, rehearsal

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

25 November 2015

Gwyn Emberton Dance, Rehearsal

Feeling good to be back drawing Gwyn Emberton Dance at Greenwich Dance where I am Resident Visual Artist. Early stages of the R&D for the new work Shadow of a Quiet Society, already looking good

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My Work at Greenwich Dance Fun Palace

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

October 3 2015

My Work at Greenwich Dance Fun Palace

Today Greenwich Dance are hosting one of a network of Greenwich Fun Palaces. A selection of my work is on show in the foyer outside the Borough Hall, join in the fun free creative event today or visit Greenwich Dance over the next couple of months to see my work.

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Etchings, all inspired by drawings made at dance rehearsals

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Don’t Look Back, oil and acrylic on canvas. Candoco; choreographer, Hofesh Shechter; dance title, The Perfect Human.

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Featured Artist @ Greenwich Printmakers Gallery

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

September 1 2015

Featured Artist @ Greenwich Printmakers Gallery

From 1 – 20 September I have 14 etchings on show at Greenwich Printmakers Gallery,  located in the covered market in the centre of Greenwich, open Tuesday – Sunday 10.30 – 5.30

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10 of the 14 etchings on show at Greenwich Printmakers Gallery

Richard Alston Dance Company

Friday, June 12th, 2015

12 June 2015

Richard Alston Dance Company. The Place

20th Anniversary Season

Opening Gambit, choreographed by Richard Alston Dance Company associate choreographer, Martin Lawrence, opened the evening. Ten dancers almost fly, they move with such speed, clarity and energy with rapid direction changes.

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Five dances follow, a highlight for me was watching brilliant Jonathan Goddard with Liam Riddick, dancing a duet choreographed by Richard AlstonMazur, set to Chopin. “A dance for two friends sharing what they love and what they feel they have lost”.

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Sylvie Guillem. Life in Progress

Monday, May 25th, 2015

May 25 2015

Sylvie Guillem. Life in Progress

Prima Ballerina Sylvie Guillem at Sadler’s Wells takes her final bow after 39 years dancing


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Protein Dance. Border Tales

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

24 May 2015

Protein Dance. Border Tales

Yesterday’s performance of Protein’s brilliant Border Tales at Greenwich Dance. A powerful performance on identity and multicultural  living

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Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker. Boris Charmatz. Amandine Beyer

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

23 May 2015

Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker. Boris Charmatz. Amandine Beyer

I first watched and drew Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker’s company, Rosas in 1999 performing in London’s Southbank Centre to the percussion of Steve Reich. From my drawings I made a soft ground etching, still a favourite of mine, looking at it I recall the speed of the dancers, the drumming and the spacious set.

Last night I watched Keersmaeker dance a duet with Boris Charmatz, the dancer/choreographer instrumental in filling Tate Modern with dance last weekend. They were joined by the amazing violist Amandine Beyer, Infact Beyer played alone on a dark stage for the first 30 minutes, she left as the dancers arrived to dance in silence, except not silence our heads were still filled with the earlier music, then the three performed together. Here are some of my quick pencil sketches drawn in the dark which I hope to take through to etchings.

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A beautiful enigmatic evening.

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Musée de La Danse. Tate Modern

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

16 May 2015

Musée de La Danse. Tate Modern

Dancer and choreographer Boris Charmatz directed 48 hours of dance within Tate Modern. Fabulous. I delayed my Open Studio to be there today to draw

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Open Studio update

Friday, May 15th, 2015

15 May 2015

My Open Studio stop-press!!

Tomorrow ~ Saturday, I will not be in my Studio!! I will be at Tate Modern at the Musée de le danse. Please come instead on Sunday 17th May from 11.00- 18.00, or you are welcome to make an appointment with me to make an alternative time to visit my studio.

My Open Studio

Friday, May 15th, 2015

14 May 2015

My Open Studio

Second Floor Studios & Arts are having the Open Studio event this weekend. Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th, my studio will be open 11.00 – 18.00 on both days. Studio 17, Unit 0, entrance by the river past the boat

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I will be selling paintings, etchings and drawings, all connected to the human figure in movement

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