Edit Domoszlai

Summer Edition

Hello again,

Summer is over, and Autumn is nearly upon us! I spent my month working on a few assignments in London and overseas in addition to a wonderful break in the Austrian Alps. 

So at the start of August, Vanessa and I headed for Zillertal, Austria for the week. The intention of our holiday was to put ourselves somewhere beautiful and then go for a walk! I am so happy we settled on the Zillertal Valley as our destination, as it proved itself to be unbelievably picturesque and a perfect tonic to the fast-paced London. Naturally my camera was by my side the whole time, and I am happy to share a selection of my holiday snaps.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Summer holidays in the Zillertal Valley, Austria.

Once I was back in London I went straight to work with Sadler’s Wells, photographing for the inaugural Sadler’s Wells Young Associates Summer School. This was a mentoring scheme and safe place for young choreographers to experiment with their own ideas and choreographic voices which culminated in a group sharing. I spent two days with the group, and enjoyed sharing the space with all the choreographers. Hopefully we will be seeing more work from these guys in the future. Bellow are a couple of images I captured during my time with the group.

 
James Gallego Olivo  peforming  Lewis Cooke 's work-in-progress during the  Sadler's Wells Young Associates Summer School .

James Gallego Olivo peforming Lewis Cooke's work-in-progress during the Sadler's Wells Young Associates Summer School.

 
 
Hannah Mason  performing  James Gallego Olivio 's work-in-progress during the  Sadler's Wells Young Associates Summer School . 

Hannah Mason performing James Gallego Olivio's work-in-progress during the Sadler's Wells Young Associates Summer School

Anthony Matsena ,  Hannah Mason  performing  Chris Thomas 's work-in-progress during the  Sadler's Wells Young Associates Summer School .

Anthony Matsena, Hannah Mason performing Chris Thomas's work-in-progress during the Sadler's Wells Young Associates Summer School.

 
 
Anthony Matsena ,  Chris Thomas  peforming  N a tasha Chu 's work-in-progress during the  Sadler's Wells Young Associates Summer School .

Anthony Matsena, Chris Thomas peforming Natasha Chu's work-in-progress during the Sadler's Wells Young Associates Summer School.

 

Next up I headed for Bassano del Grappa, Italy for the OperaEstate Festival. Patricia Okenwa, with whom I have worked with on many occasions, was presenting a work as part of the international festival. I was invited along to capture the process and document the piece. The work was set in the beautiful location of a deconsecrated church, and it offered a perfect backdrop for Patricia’s emotionally charged Stabat Mater. You can find more pictures via this link.

 
Winifred Burnet-Smith ,  Vanessa Kang , Anna Borini performing Patricia Okenwa's Stabat Mater as part of  OperaEstate Festival, Bassano del Grappa .

Winifred Burnet-Smith, Vanessa Kang, Anna Borini performing Patricia Okenwa's Stabat Mater as part of OperaEstate Festival, Bassano del Grappa.

 
Anna Borini ,  Winifred Burnet-Smith ,  Vanessa Kang  performing  Patricia Okenwa 's  Stabat Mater  as part of  OperaEstate Festival, Bassano del Grappa .

Anna Borini, Winifred Burnet-Smith, Vanessa Kang performing Patricia Okenwa's Stabat Mater as part of OperaEstate Festival, Bassano del Grappa.

Anna Borini ,  Winifred Burnet-Smith ,  Vanessa Kang, Ann Liebeck  performing  Patricia Okenwa 's  Stabat Mater  as part of  OperaEstate Festival, Bassano del Grappa .

Anna Borini, Winifred Burnet-Smith, Vanessa Kang, Ann Liebeck performing Patricia Okenwa's Stabat Mater as part of OperaEstate Festival, Bassano del Grappa.

Now back in London, I am happy to be back photographing the Rambert dancers, this time for their headshots, which will soon be featured in the Rambert programmes available at all performances! I will be working with Rambert again very soon, joining them on tour to photograph the premiere of Andonis Foniadakis’ new work, Symbiosis. Watch this space.

 
Headshot session with  Liam Francis  of  Rambert  company. 

Headshot session with Liam Francis of Rambert company. 

Headshot session with  Daniel Davidson  of  Rambert  company. 

Headshot session with Daniel Davidson of Rambert company. 

Headshot session with  Edit   Domoszlai  of  Rambert  company. 

Headshot session with Edit Domoszlai of Rambert company. 

Headshot session with  Kym Sojourna  of  Rambert  company. 

Headshot session with Kym Sojourna of Rambert company. 

 

More soon,

Stephen

Next Chapter

Hello,

A couple of weeks ago I received news that the injury I have been carrying for the past couple of years, and for which I had surgery for, has brought a premature end to my dancing career. In the new year I will officially be retiring from dance! As much as I have prepared for this eventuality, it has still been quite a shock. However, in the new year I will move into photography full-time and I can not wait to properly get started! 

Last week was very emotional for myself personally, Rambert was performing at Sadler’s Wells and unusually performing two separate programmes, Contemporaries and The Creation. These two programmes would mark the last time I would perform with my partner, Vanessa Kang, and also the last time my friends and family would see me perform on stage. For both reasons, these performances were very special and I am grateful to everyone involved for the incredible memories that I will hold dear.

 

The beautiful flowers gifted to me by my partner, Vanessa Kang at the end of my last performance on the Sadler's Wells stage.

 

The Contemporaries programme consisted of a triple bill of choreographers who were all ex-Rambert dancers turned choreographers; Malgorzata Dzierzon, Patricia Okenwa and Alexander Whitley. The three works were distinctive in their style and used the dancers in hugely different ways. As an evening’s work, the audiences were treated to the incredible versatility of the dancers. My personal favourite has to be that of Patricia Okenwa’s Hydrargyrum. I was a part of this work’s creation, I performed it at it’s premiere, watched the work as an audience member and have now performed it as part of my final London performance. I appreciate the work on so many levels, the vision and choreography of Patricia Okenwa, the Design (Jon Bausor) the Music (Aleksandra Vrebalov) and the Lighting (Charles Balfour) all come together to make a dance work unlike others. 
Beneath I have provided the link to my galleries I photographed for both Alexander Whitley's Frames and Patricia Okenwa's Hydrargyrum.

 

Edit Domoszlai and Miguel Altunaga in Malgorzata Dzierzon's work Flight performed by Rambert

 
 

Miguel Altunaga, Liam Francis, Vanessa Kang, Edit Domoszlai and Jacob O'Connell in Patricia Okenwa's work Hydrargyrum for Rambert.

 
 

Hannah Rudd and Miguel Altunaga in Alexander Whitley's work Frames for Rambert.

 

The latter half of the week was for the performances of Mark Baldwin’s, The Creation with music from Joseph Haydn’s epic score of the same name. This was Rambert’s largest production to date, featuring the full Rambert company, the 3rd year of Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, the Rambert Orchestra, the BBC Singers, the exquisite soloists Sarah Tynan (Soprano), James Gilchrist (Tenor) and Neal Davies (Bass), conducted by Paul Hoskins Design by Pablo Bronstein, Lighting by Mark Henderson. It is a long list of influential names and some seriously talented people. It was one of the performances that in years to come you can say, “I was there”!

 

Stephen Wright (me) and Vanessa Kang in Mark Baldwin's, The Creation for Rambert. Photo by Hugo Glendinning.

 

I will still be touring with Rambert for the upcoming month, and will be photographing a production gallery of Christopher Bruce’s 80’s classic and national favourite, Ghost Dances amongst other projects.

But until then,

Stephen