Oct 30, 2009

Dance show publicity photoshoot

Posted in Commissions, Dance, Photoshoots

I’ve been photographing and designing the publicity for Cambridge’s largest dance show for several years now, and was again asked to create some images for the forthcoming CUCDW dance show at the ADC theatre in January 2010.

The three producers of the show are all great dancers, so modelled for the publicity photos. I’d wanted to photograph them for a while, and wasn’t disappointed in the results.

Given the show’s title “Signatures”, we had an idea of capturing silhouettes of signature moves from various dance styles. The following is the main image chosen for the publicity.

Striking dance silhouette

This main image (and others from this shoot) were combined for the final poster design . Of course I’m not one to waste an opportunity to photograph such beautiful and talented dancers, so here are a few more photos taken during the rest of the shoot.

Dancer arched backwards

Dancer leaping

Ballet dancer arching backwards on pointe

Ballet dancer on pointe

Two dancers

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Dancer in back bridge

Dancer on floor

Dancer reclining on floor

Dancer in camel yoga pose

Dancer leaping into air

Three dancers posing together

Three dancers posing together in a curve