Feature: Get snapping!

Friday 22 August 2014 by Lucie Sheppard

Dance Umbrella - Moving London Hundreds - Top Shot  by Barnaby Stone.

With smart phones and cameras always to hand, recording fleeting moments has become ever easier and two London dance organisations currently have photo project/blogs which invite everyone to see choreography in everyday life.

Dance Umbrella have launched Moving London Hundreds, aiming to capture naturally occurring choreography on the streets of London in the run up to their new look festival, 14 – 31 October. Anyone can set a theme – the current one is Top Shot, with the only rule that photos must be taken from above. When a hundred photos have been submitted, the gallery closes and a new theme – anyone can suggest one – will be opened.
www.danceumbrella.co.uk

Siobhan Davies Dance set up YourMove as part of Big Dance 2012 and the project has been running every summer since. This year’s photoblog, which was based on themes in Routes to the River the organisation’s Big Dance 2014 commision has closed for new submissions, but you can still see the project online:
yourmove2014.siobhandavies.com

Looking for interesting movement on your daily commute promises to give it a whole new meaning. Train your choreographic eye and get busy with your camera phone!

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