Siobhan Davies Dance's Your Move

Like That, Like This

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.

Status: Live

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