Coinciding with the start of 2010's International Dance Festival Birmingham, which brings a vast array of international dance to venues and public spaces across the West Midlands, tonight is also the opening night of photographer Richard Battye's exhibition, Still Dancing.
Named by yours truly, Still Dancing is a collection of stills capturing dancers in all manner of weird and wonderful shapes. Dancing is ultimately about motion so it's interesting to see dancers 'paused' and to be given the chance to appreciate the grace and precision of each single movement.
As a thanks for naming the exhibition, Richard dropped off a print of the 'hero' shot the other day – thanks Richard! We now need to sort a frame for her, so if you see someone dancing all the way to IKEA, that'll be me!
Still Dancing runs from 19th April until 8th May at The Custard Factory Gallery. For more details visit Richard's blog.