Into Europe

Hello again,

The last 3 months have flown by, and I have plenty of really exciting things to share! 

Back in October I had the great pleasure of flying out to Maastricht, Netherlands, to photograph at this year’s Nederlandse Dansdagen. The dance festival is a 3 day event which takes place annually on the first weekend of October, bringing together many of the great Dutch dance companies. I was given full access to the wings and backstage areas to capture the works from new and exciting angles, and with a packed shooting schedule, I got to work. It really was a pleasure to photograph here, seeing new dancers, new works and new companies is always inspiring and it gave me a fresh look at the dance scene. The festival was brimming with talent and great works, but at a push my highlights would be photographing Scapino Ballet’s new work, Henry by Itamar Serussi, capturing NBprojects' piece, 3: The Garden by artistic director, Nicole Beutler and finding the time on the last morning to watch Rise Up by Guilherme Miotto.
Upon returning to London I created an exclusive album of the festival for DanceTabs to run, which can be found by clicking the button below.

 

NBprojects3: The Garden by Nicole Beutler

 

I was also very happy to see my images published in Ballett am Rhein’s dance annual, b-No.6, a few weeks back. Ex-dancer turned choreographer, Hubert Essakow commissioned me to capture a number of images for an interview piece in the German magazine ahead of his own choreographic commission with the company later in the new year. It was great fun working with Hubert, shooting in a number of locations around London’s Southbank.

 

Hubert Essakow published in Ballett am Rhein's annual publication, b-No.6

 

Most recently, I have finally got with the times and created my own Instagram account, stephenwrightphotography! Here is where I will be posting some of my existing favourite shots, and plenty of new material. Check it out and see what you think! 

Additionally, I have attended some amazing photocalls for some great companies, including the likes of Balletboyz, Phoenix Dance Theatre and Rambert (Click the names for their respected galleries). To keep up to date on all my new galleries and pictures follow me on Twitter, give my Facebook page a like and follow me on Instagram!

 

Scapino BalletHenry by Itamar Serussi

 

Thank you for reading and I look forward to updating you again soon.

Cheers,

Stephen