• Sally Renshaw
  • Moving lamp shade during the Open House launch performance.
  • This is a publicity still I took for a performance called Like That, Like This by Berlin based choreographer, Litó  Walkey. 
Litó needed to create an image whilst still in the middle of making the performance and so we decided to try and find an image which indirectly referenced the piece. We went to the lake close to the rehearsal studios in Pottsdam and tried various approaches to setting up a photograph which involved movement - but none felt quite right. Something about Litó  and Carlos in the landscape wasn’t working. All of a sudden the sun began to dip in the sky and created this beautiful low-angled light. Litó  turned around to look at Carlos and I had the feeling this might be an interesting image. As it was shot on a 35mm stills camera, I had to wait for the image to be processed to know whether I was right! I’m drawn to the soft alertness in their bodies – it’s both relaxed and yet expressive and the idea of looking – both the performers’ and ours –turned out to be integral to the piece.
  • I love desire lines because they are the trace of all the movement that has come before. They emerge over many days and months and years as people decide that they desire to go that way. Gradually a path appears. (Charlotte Spencer, Brighton, 2012)
  • Dancers are athletes too. Watford Live, Herts.
  • A contemporary Caribbean dance reflecting the power of the elements. Choreographer: Carl Campbell. Photographer: Phillip Polglaze. Dancers: Students of Southwark College.
  • Rehearsals at Siobhan Davies Dance.
  • condensation on a cold night in Tottenham
  • My youngest son just loves to swing!
  • A member of the London Pride Morris Men performs at the Prince Alfred on 16th May 2012.
  • Students performing an Indo Jazz Fusion in true SHIAMAK STYLE in London at the beck theatre
  • Collaborative project.
Costume design by Natalie Khoo
Make up by Jialing Li
Dancers Clélia Vuille (Laban Dance Theater)
  • Second Hand Dance at Canada Water Library
  • The Making Space Big Dance Commission 2012; Choreographed by Charlotte Spencer, Janine Harrington and Vanessa Cook
  • Cabot Square, London, for Big Dance 2012.
  • Carl Campbell in rehearsal at the Victoria Hall Theatre, Stoke-On-Trent. ‘The dancer danced and having danced move on’ Dedicated to Gregory Hines. Choreographer: Carl Campbell. Photographer: Clive Jones.
  • Traces was a community dance performance project involving 80 dancers, inspired by the traces people and the environment leave in woodlands.  It was presented at Alice Holt Forest in Farnham, Surrey.

Photography by Miles Harfield
60 Days of Photographing Movement
18 May – 16 July 2012 ›

Welcome to Your Move

Your Move is a public photoblog project by Siobhan Davies Dance that was open for submissions for 60 days to celebrate Big Dance 2012, 18 May - 16 July 2012.

We invited the public to share photographs that celebrate the movement in their everyday lives using the world around them as inspiration. The pictures came together to create this beautiful gallery showcasing different kinds of movement.

“A photograph captures a moment within the movement and widens the imagination of what happened before and after.” Siobhan Davies

Contributing Artists

Artists from a range of fields have been invited to contribute images to Your Move.

Jacqueline Rose, Big Dance Director
Carl Campbell, Artistic Director of Carl Campbell Dance Company
Pari Naderi, Dance Photographer leading Still Moving
Matthias Sperling, Choreographer for The Walking Piece
Lucy Cash, Film Artist for Pedestrian
Charlotte Spencer, Choreographer for Land
Gorminator, Designer at Bullet Creative
Joe Moran, Dance Artist for Points of Departure
Marie Forbes, Dance Artist Educator for Pass it on