As part of her day-by-day countdown to Big Dance Week 2012, July 7–15, Dance Today photographer Carole Edrich posted a different dance-related photo a day on her blog. Now, the other side of Big Dance Week, Carole has decided to continue blogging and sharing her photographs with Dance Today. Here, she talks about what she has posted and why...
In retrospect it was naive to think that there would somehow be less dance after Big Dance had finished. The Cultural Olympiad continues, the Mayor of London’s “Summer Like No Other” will go on to September and many countries’ PRs are bringing their own national dancers over to perform in the pavilions that are popping up all over London as part of the celebrations for the Games.
I started the week by showing how one of my shots of samba had been turned into a Dance Today front cover before starting a new theme: that of showing how many performers use their faces in their dance. To do this I started with three shots from different Sadler's Wells Flamenco Festivals.
As part of her day-by-day countdown to Big Dance Week 2012, July 7–15, Dance Today photographer Carole Edrich is posting a different dance-related photo a day on her blog. Each week, she will share an image with Dance Today. Here, Carole talks about this week's image...
As the Diamond Jubilee approaches and the weather warms up, so, it appears, does the enthusiasm for Big Dance 2012.
As part of her day-by-day countdown to Big Dance Week 2012, July 7–15, Dance Today photographer Carole Edrich is posting a different dance-related photo a day on her blog (http://dancetog.com/). Each week, she will share an image with Dance Today. Here, Carole talks about this week's image...
This week has been fantastic for dance photography. It started with the launch of the countdown to Big Dance 2012 and continued on to a particularly busy Friday that included a flashmob at Westfields organised by East London Dance and English National Ballet and LCP Dance Theatre’s premiere Rights (?).
Forty-five days ago, 100 days before Big Dance Week 2012, July 7–15, Dance Today photographer Carole Edrich decided to mark the countdown to this, the largest dance event in the world, by posting a different dance-related photo a day on her blog (http://dancetog.com/).
Carole will be sharing one image a week with Dance Today. This week’s image is Swing It Baby, taken at Greenwich Dance Festival last year.
Finally, we have a “Strictly” champion! Deservedly, if somewhat predictably, amiable drummer and professional man candy Harry Judd made it a Mcdouble, following in the dance steps of other likeable British chaps (Tom Chambers, Chris Hollins, Mark Ramprakash etc.). What’s next for McFlies 3 and 4? “Countdown” and “Mastermind”?
Of course, the real winner here is “Strictly”, triumphing over its ITV rival and rubbing salt into the wound by championing their Christmas No.1 challengers, the tear-jerking Military Wives. (Hold on a minute…does this mean we’ll have to root for a Brucie Christmas single featuring Jason Donovan and Alesha next year? Ye gods.)
The 10-packed final was a reminder of some of the best and worst elements of this series, so if there are any producers reading this (ha! No, really), here are a few things to work on:
Can you believe it’s the “Strictly” semi-final already? Just as well - I fear for Tess’s sanity if she has to deliver any more puns. Mind you, I bet she’s now a major hit at Christmas parties, nailing every cracker joke before it’s even half uttered. (“Tinselitis!” “Low elf esteem!” “A CONFUSED SNOWFLAKE!”)
Were you playing a Tess intro movie puns drinking game? I WAS! (Not really. That would render typing impossible.) Still, I think I counted 206. Anyone? Anyone? Yes, this is “Strictly” Movie Week and the Punning Police are on standby, so no funny business. (Get it, Brucie? FUNNY business. No?)
Our pros kicked off the themed proceedings with a fun, marginally scarring retro number (Scarring moment 1: Kristina in Chelsee’s leopard-print leggings. Scarring moment 2: Bruno popping through the door from Scott and Natalie’s jive to snog Vincent. Poor Vincent. Remember your glory days of Louisa and Rachel and eyebrow flirting with Claud? Oh bella, what has become of you?)