• Dancer: Nikki Mclusky
Photography: Graham Deeprose
  • This was taken in the Basilica Cistern, it is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul. The fish seemed to be fed coins.
  • As a photographer, I try to get into the spirit of the dance and often this means finding an equivalent sense of motion with my framing and camera motion. I'm using a still camera very much like a tracking shot. It can be hit and miss, but I think this image neatly captures the charm of a body in motion.  http://www.siobhandavies.com/dance/creative-projects/creative-explorations.html
  • Research for ‘Ordinary Courage’ by Theo Clinkard (2011)
Adam Blanch, Francis Christeller, Maho Ihara, Helka Kaski, Charlie Morrissey,  Margarita Zafrilla
  • Collaborative project. Costume design by Natalie Khoo, Make up by Jialing Li, Dancers Clélia Vuille (Laban Dance Theater) and Malin Nilsson (Trinity Laban)
  • Sally Renshaw
  • Daryl Roth Theatre
101 East 15th Street at Union Square East

New York, July 2010
  • One of the very first films I made was partly shot under water. Ever since then I’ve been fascinated with how water and light distorts and plays games with bodies and movement. These two images were taken when I was making Seven Ways South for Siobhan Davies Projects and were made using a disposable Fuji underwater camera. (And required me to swim under water to take them!)
  • I wanted to capture the sense of movement and colour shifting across the image, the ghost images created trace the path of the movement.
  • The (unison) stirring of the 500 biodynamic treatment. Creating a vortex in one direction and then the other direction with a bit of chaos in between energises the cow manure solution which is then sprayed on the vineyards. Paul says the one hour of stirring feels strangely meditative to do.
  • Janine Harrington
  • Foot2ball
  • Ade sat at the back of the bike is blind. He is taking part in a fun dance piece that uses bicycles to empower movement in space and time. I've used flash and a long exposure to frame their pedalling motion.
  • Cabot Square, London, for Big Dance 2012.
  • Taken at the Bugjam festival. These freestyle motorcross riders never cease to amaze me!
  • A contemporary Caribbean dance reflecting the power of the elements. Choreographer: Carl Campbell. Photographer: Phillip Polglaze. Dancers: Students of Southwark College.
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