Moving Cities North East
@ Dance CityBook Now
06 April 2017 - 30 June 2017
Free to view during Dance City opening times - see the Dance City website for further details
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, though markets or at the bus stop may not be the first thought that springs to mind, but that’s exactly how Newcastle based arts company Moving Art Mangement 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 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 Prgue, and most recently a film in Dallas, Texas.
Shot in the middle of winter over three days, 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.
A preview of the images released on Instagram has captured the imaginations of people from across the world with over 11,000 likes on social media, descrbing the images as “fascinating,” “poetry” and “stunning.”
The exhibition launches at Dance City on Thursday 6th April and will remain on display for three months. After a regional tour, the series will become a permanent display at Dance City. Admission is free.
Newcastle upon Tyne