Moving Art Management collaborated with Jevan Chowdhury to capture dancers in iconic North East locations in a stunning new Exhibition.
The North East offers some of Britain’s most unique and contrasting landscapes from the iconic Angel of the North to the North Shields Fish Quay, to the beauty of Alnwick Gardens and the bridges across the Tyne.
Dancers leaping and spinning down alleys, through markets or at the bus stop may not be the first thought that springs to mind, but that’s exactly how Moving Art Management are reframing how we view these places by creating a snapshot of dance outdoors right at the heart of our region in a project called Moving Cities North East.
Moving Art Management have teamed up with world renowned photographer Jevan Chowdhury to bring his multi-award winning international project Moving Cities to the North East. His projects so far have captured dancers in the cityscapes of Paris, Athens, Brussels and Prague, and most recently a film in Dallas, Texas.
Moving Art Management, Jevan and 12 North East professional dancers, from different dance genres and with an age range spanning over five decades, took to the streets to capture photographs in 25 locations. The series of images will be exhibited at Dance City, Alnwick Playhouse and Sunderland Bridges Shopping Centre throughout 2017.
The exhibition launched at Dance City, Temple Street, Newcastle City Centre on Thursday 6 April 2017 and remained on display for three months. After the regional tour of the photographs, the series will become a permanent feature at Dance City. Admission is free and opening times can be found on Dance City’s website – www.dancecity.co.uk/
Dance City - Thursday 6 April - Friday 30 June 2017
Alnwick Playhouse - Tuesday 18 July - Sunday 6 August 2017
Sunderland Bridges Shopping Centre - October 2017
Dance Artists - Alex Rowland, Rosie Macari, Tim Rubidge, Nicole Watson, Rob Anderson, Caroline Reece, Patrick Ngabonziza, Katherine Whale, Dora Frankel, John Kendall, Alicia Meehan, Lizzie J Klotz, Angela Reay.
Locations included - Bennell Newcastle, High Level Bridge, Castle Keep, Tynemouth Metro Station, North Shields Fish Quay, Tynemouth beach, Angel of the North Gateshead, Sunderland city centre, Sunderland train station.
With special thanks to Grainger Market, Barter Books and Alnwick Garden for granting us permission to shoot on site.
If you would like to discuss this project further, host an exhibition or book a workshop please email Rachel & Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org
The project is supported by Arts Council England and Dance City.