Still dancing in Sadler's Wells exhibition

Published: 14 April 2021
Reporter: Vera Liber

BLKDOG Credit: Camilla Greenwell

Movement in still form is an exhibition of dance photography by Camilla Greenwell for Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage at Google Arts & Culture from Thursday 29 April to celebrate International Dance Day.

Greenwell’s images capture rehearsal moments not usually seen by the public, and images will be presented alongside words from Greenwell and photographed artists and companies, including Katye Coe, dotdotdot dance, Hagit Yakira, Stefan Jovanović, Rambert, Far From the Norm, Candoco Dance Company, Nora, Pepa Ubera, Seeta Patel and James Cousins Company.

Greenwell has photographed dance and theatre extensively, working with Barbican, Ballet Black, Candoco Dance Company, Crying Out Loud, Dance Umbrella, EDGE, Far From The Norm, Fuel Theatre, Gandini Juggling, James Cousins Company, National Theatre, Nora, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Phoenix Dance Theatre, RADA, Rambert, Sadler’s Wells, Secret Cinema, Studio Wayne McGregor, Theo Clinkard, The Albany, The Place, Unicorn Theatre, Yorkshire Dance and Young Vic.

She said, “when Sadler’s Wells approached me about creating an exhibition of my work, I initially gathered together a variety of performance images. However, we soon agreed that there was something really interesting about the rehearsal images that I had taken over the years. They offer a glimpse into something not ordinarily seen, and rarely focused on. After everything the past year has brought, these intimate images of artists and their process of creation feel even more important to celebrate.”