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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

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Hello,

Last month Rambert dancers were on their summer holidays, a 4 week break from rehearsals and performing. Vanessa and I, we took the opportunity to fly back to Vanessa’s motherland, Singapore. In addition to this annual commute, we visited the utterly breathtaking Taiwan to spend time exploring the culture and scenic delights the country has to offer. There are only so many superlatives to describe this place so perhaps it is best summed up with images.

 

Qingshui Cliffs on Taiwan's east cost.

 
 

Elephant Mountain overlooking the iconic skyscraper, Taipei 101.

 
 

The breathtaking Jiaoxi Waterfalls.

 

Whilst in Singapore I had the great pleasure in photographing two of the country's dance companies, Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) and Frontier Danceland. Frontier Danceland is a contemporary repertoire company founded in 1991 that turned professional in 2011. It is a young company comprising of a mix of nationalities which add various flavours to the company's work. I was lucky enough to be in Singapore when Frontier Danceland were performing their annual Dancers’ Locker 2016, which gives the opportunity for company artistes to create and choreograph new works. In addition to the dancers’ works the company also performed Focus choreographed by Gabrielle Nankivell and Luke Smiles.

 

Adele Goh & Christina Chan performing in Frontier Danceland's Dancers' Locker 2016.

 

When I visited Singapore Dance Theatre they were in the final stages of rehearsals for their Masterpiece In Motion performances which premiered on 19th August at the Esplanade Theatre, Singapore. It was a great privilege to be in the studio when the dancers were so close to opening night. As a dancer myself I know how as the performance date looms your time in the studio becomes more precious, but the dancers of Singapore Dance Theatre were very relaxed and focussed and welcomed me into the studio with good spirits. The dancers were all fantastic and deserving of their international status.

 

Singapore Dance Theatre in Rehearsals for Masterpiece in Motion 2016.

 

I look forward to sharing more soon.

Stephen