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Sally McKay exhibition

Posted on August 28, 2012

sally mckay rehearsal of the rodin project

sally-mckay-rehearsal-of-the-rodin-projectArtist Sally McKay, who specialises in painting, drawing and sculpting dancers, will hold an exhibition at no format gallery in London from September 13 to 23. On the opening night, there will be a performance by the Yorke Dance Project.

McKay has worked closely with several dance companies, including Hofesh Shechter Company, Russell Maliphant Dance Company and the Yorke Dance Project. In recent years, she has focused on the challenge of capturing dancers’ movement, in dance styles from hip hop and contemporary dance to ballet.

McKay is currently making a full-sized sculpture of Yolande Yorke-Edgell, director of the Yorke Dance Project, in the recent dance Words Worth. The sculpture will go on tour with the company.

The exhibition will be held at no format gallery, 2nd Floor Studios, Harrington Way (off Warspite Road), Woolwich, London SE18 5NR. It will be open on September 14, 15, 16, 22 and 23 from 11am to 6pm, and from September 17 to 21 by appointment (call 07803 609977). See the gallery’s website for more information. For more of McKay’s work, see

Picture: Sally McKay’s Hip Hop Dancers, inspired by Russell Maliphant’s The Rodin Project.

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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