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Hello,

I hope everyone had a great festive period and a happy new year! I was very lucky to spend my Christmas in Singapore with Vanessa and her family, but before heading off I worked on a couple of projects here in London. 

The Garden City, Singapore.

The Garden CitySingapore.

The famous HDB flats of Singapore.

The famous HDB flats of Singapore.

The Garden City, Singapore.

The Garden CitySingapore.

At the start of December I was happy to rejoin the Sadler’s Wells Young Associates programme for their sharing at the Lilian Baylis Studio. 7 Young Associates were invited to create works for this sharing, each bringing their own style and approach to dance making to the stage. Having photographed and worked with some of the young choreographers during the Summer, it was great to return to see how the ideas had evolved.

 
Conor Kerrigan performing Anthony Matsena's work at the Young Associates sharing at Sadler's Wells.

Conor Kerrigan performing Anthony Matsena's work at the Young Associates sharing at Sadler's Wells.

 
Ruby Portus performing her own work at the Young Associates sharing at Sadler's Wells.

Ruby Portus performing her own work at the Young Associates sharing at Sadler's Wells.

Bun Kobayashi and Hannah Mason performing James Gallego Olivio's work at the Young Associates sharing at Sadler's Wells.

Bun Kobayashi and Hannah Mason performing James Gallego Olivio's work at the Young Associates sharing at Sadler's Wells.

Back at our home studio, Vanessa and I welcomed classical musician, Clifton Harrison. Clifton is an exceptional musician and a member of the Rambert Orchestra. We have been fortunate to work with him on many occasions. Clifton plays both the Viola and the Baroque, Viola d’Amore, and it was fantastic to have him on-set to capture both traditional style portraits in addition to some more creative ideas. Click here to see more from the shoot.

 
Classical musician, Clifton Harrison on-set with both his Viola and the baroque Viola d'Amore.

Classical musician, Clifton Harrison on-set with both his Viola and the baroque Viola d'Amore.

 
Classical musician Clifton Harrison on-set during a movement sequence.

Classical musician Clifton Harrison on-set during a movement sequence.

If you are interested in dynamic portraits of yourself, please do not hesitate to contact me at stephen@stephenwrightphotography.co.uk and we can schedule a photoshoot.

More soon,

Stephen

Sports, Science & Culture

Hello again,

I had an interesting and fruitful November photographing a variety of dance and outreach events. It also included a trip to Leicester to photograph at the FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifiers between Great Britain and Greece.

 
Liam Francis, Vanessa Kang and dancers of the Rambert company perform Goat choreographed by Ben Duke for Rambert.

Liam FrancisVanessa Kang and dancers of the Rambert company perform Goat choreographed by Ben Duke for Rambert.

 

Firstly, I headed to Laban Theatre to capture and photograph Theo Clinkard’s new work, This Bright Field. Having photographed Theo’s work on a number of occasions, I knew I was going to enjoy myself photographing the new work. Danced beautifully by the entire cast, I wasn’t disappointed. Here is a small selection from the work. To see my full gallery of This Bright Field click Here.

 
Nick Coutsier performing This Bright Field choreographed by Theo Clinkard.

Nick Coutsier performing This Bright Field choreographed by Theo Clinkard.

 
Stephanie McMann, Luke Dival, Leah Marojevic, Colas Lucot performing This Bright Field choreographed by Theo Clinkard.

Stephanie McMann, Luke Dival, Leah Marojevic, Colas Lucot performing This Bright Field choreographed by Theo Clinkard.

Colas Lucot, Meri Pajunpää performing This Bright Field choreographed by Theo Clinkard.

Colas Lucot, Meri Pajunpää performing This Bright Field choreographed by Theo Clinkard.

Next up I was at Sadler’s Wells to photograph New Wave Associate Alexander Whitley and the Gillespie School’s showcase performance. This was a wonderful collaboration between the primary school and Alexander Whitley Dance Company, using dance workshops to engage young children in solar science. In his introduction, Alexander explained how the collaboration could encourage engagement in science amongst young girls, whilst also making dance a fun accessible activity for young boys. It was great to see the children take such pride in their performance, and I felt privileged to photograph their experiences.

Students from the Gillespie School perform at Sadler's Wells in partnership with the Alexander Whitley Dance Company.

Students from the Gillespie School perform at Sadler's Wells in partnership with the Alexander Whitley Dance Company.

Students from the Gillespie School perform at Sadler's Wells in partnership with the Alexander Whitley Dance Company.

Students from the Gillespie School perform at Sadler's Wells in partnership with the Alexander Whitley Dance Company.

Alexander Whitley speaks during the showcase performance in partnership with both the Gillespie School and the Alexander Whitley Dance Company.

Alexander Whitley speaks during the showcase performance in partnership with both the Gillespie School and the Alexander Whitley Dance Company.

Hannah Ekholm and Leon Poulton of the Alexander Whitley Dance Company perform an extract from 8 Minutes choreographed by Alexander Whitley.

Hannah Ekholm and Leon Poulton of the Alexander Whitley Dance Company perform an extract from 8 Minutes choreographed by Alexander Whitley.

Returning to Sadler’s Wells, I photographed Rambert’s new work, Goat choreographed by Ben Duke. Having been connected to Rambert company for the past 8 years, I have never seen the company present a work like this. Having trained as both an Actor and a Dancer, Ben Duke's choreography often explores the overlap between dance and theatre. Critics and audiences have always celebrated Rambert as being a company of versatile dancers, and Rambert's performance at Sadlers Wells this autumn certainly lived up to that reputation! To see my full gallery of Goat click Here.

Pierre Tappon, Miguel Altunaga and Daniel Davidson perform Goat choreographed by Ben Duke for Rambert.

Pierre TapponMiguel Altunaga and Daniel Davidson perform Goat choreographed by Ben Duke for Rambert.

Brenda Lee Grech, Stephen Quildan and dancers of the Rambert company perform Goat choreographed by Ben Duke for Rambert.

Brenda Lee GrechStephen Quildan and dancers of the Rambert company perform Goat choreographed by Ben Duke for Rambert.

Miguel Altunaga, Stephen Quildan, Adam Park, Vanessa Kang and dancers of the Rambert company perform Goat choreographed by Ben Duke for Rambert.

Miguel AltunagaStephen QuildanAdam ParkVanessa Kang and dancers of the Rambert company perform Goat choreographed by Ben Duke for Rambert.

Liam Francis and Hannah Rudd performing Goat choreographed by Ben Duke for Rambert.

Liam Francis and Hannah Rudd performing Goat choreographed by Ben Duke for Rambert.

Lastly, I headed to Leicester for the FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifiers between Great Britain and Greece. Having photographed a large number of the British Basketball League games, I was excited to photograph my first international game, especially one of such importance. Unfortunately, Great Britain came away second best, but not before pushing the game into overtime and giving the crowd an awful lot to shout about. It was a shame for the loss, but I think everyone in attendance was proud of the team’s display.

 
Action shots from the FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifiers between Great Britain and Greece at the Leicester Arena.

Action shots from the FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifiers between Great Britain and Greece at the Leicester Arena.

 

Thank you and see you next time,

Stephen