Dance in Focus on Tour

Following on from the huge success of Dance in Focus, English National Ballet is delighted to be touring the Dance in Focus photography collection across London. 

Curated by Chris Nash and premiered at City Hall as part of Big Dance 2012 and the London 2012 Festival, this vibrant and inspiring collection of photographs explores the energy and elegance of dance and movement, presenting some of West London’s top dancers, captured by local photographers.

Tour Dates:

Metal Culture Southend

Cafe Valise, Leigh Community Centre, Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea Essex SS9 1SP
Wednesday 13 March - Friday 5 April 2013
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm

Private Viewing: Wednesday 13 March, 7pm - 9pm

Additional Events:

In Conversation with Chris Nash
Thursday 4 April, 7pm (bar opens at 7pm)

Highly-regarded dance photographer Chris Nash will give an insight into his working practice and experiences. An exclusive opportunity to pose questions and find out more about photographing dance.

Tickets are free, but booking is recommended, either online or by calling 01702 470 700

Landmark Arts Centre
Ferry Road, Teddington, TW11 9NN
Tuesday 9 April –Thursday 25 April, Mon-Fri 9.30am - 12.30pm

Roehampton University
During Roehampton Dance Festival – Full details TBC

Westminster Reference Library
Westminster Reference Library, 35 St. Martin's Street, London, WC2H 7HP
Monday 10 June - Saturday 22 June, Mon – Fri 10am -8pm, Sat 10am – 5pm

Watermans Theatre
40 High Street, Brentford, West London, TW8 0DS
29 June – 30 July, times TBC 

Hosting the exhibition 

We are inviting local libraries, art centres and cultural hubs to host this flexible collection of up to 30 images which is being offered to venues free of charge, with the cost of covering transport and installation only. In addition to the exhibition, there is the option to build in an interaction learning offer, for example a lecture demonstration, photography workshop or a dance project or event that is inspired by the themes around the exhibition.

For more information please contact Kate Laho, Learning Project Manager, English National Ballet. Tel: 020 7590 2920 or email kate.laho@ballet.org.uk  

"With these workshops, the end result was always going to be about experiencing the process and increasing the participants knowledge of the technical aspects of both photography and dance, but I am so pleased with the results from both the beginners and the intermediate groups that I think they make a wonderful exhibition." - Chris Nash, Curator 

For more information about the project click here. .

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