Most of the pictures I’ve made so far in my Arts Council of Wales-funded project with Ballet Cymru have involved dancers taking part in the company’s Pre-Professionals Programme. Last Saturday at the Riverfront Arts Centre, Newport, I was able to work in a more focused way with two of these dancers, Giulia Rossi and Renan Manhães, developing ideas inspired by their bold and expressive piece Untitled Yet, choreographed by Renon.
It was a hugely fun and productive session, during which I was able to explore some new thoughts about responding to dance on paper and canvas – ideas I’ll be taking further in coming work, and in further collaborations with Ballet Cymru dancers and choreographers.
Many thanks to Giulia and Renan, and very best of luck to them, and to their fellow pre-professional Anaïs Gentjens, as they premier Untitled Yet at the Sayawan Festival, London, on June 1st – 7pm, St Augustine’s Hall, Oxford Rd, NW6 5SN. Cardiff performances TBA.