Balletproject[d] at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin

Working and collaborating with creatives is one of the privileges and joys of dance photography. So it was wonderful to work with Lauren Speirs, a choreographer based in Dublin, from Balletproject[d]. In October 2019 Balletproject[d] performed ‘Grey Matter’ comprising 2 pieces ‘Rational Creatures’ and ‘Ensnared’ in the historic Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, Ireland. A mix of classical and contemporary dance with a very talented group of international dancers, the Irish audience was in for a treat! Such a bonus to support an all-female team of creatives too! I look forward to their next performances.

Choreography ‘Rational Creatures’ @elspeirsy / ‘Ensnared’ : @elspeirsy in collaboration with @fiona.kania
Creative Director: @balletprojectd
Dancers: @elspeirsy @nicoledanse @alicia_fish17 @claudes_n @erinmfla
Lighting : #lianneoshea
Ballet Master : @justjanesy

Laura Macken Dance

I had the pleasure of once again being in the studio with Laura Macken Dance and her ensemble of talented Irish and international dance artists – Eoin Padraig MacDonnacha, Kate Haughton, Rebecca Lee, Yuilya Prokhorova, Fanni Esterhazy, Pablo von Sternenfels, Anibal dos Santos and Gabriella Basco.

Both pieces, ‘Connections’ and ‘Lift’ are a real visual treat to capture and so diverse in style.

It is really wonderful to see ballet being supported by The Arts Council Ireland and great that a female Irish choreographer is at the helm.

The week ended with a packed studio performance in St. Catherine’s Sports Centre and the exciting news that both pieces will be performed in Projects Arts Centre in November. Well done everyone!

The Watchmaker Classical and Street Dance Theatre

Photoshoot fun (involving lots of sparkles with the time fairies and smoke machines with the shadow spirits (plus a smoke alarm to add to the excitement!) with The Watchmaker Classical and Street Dance theatre in advance of their 2019 EU tour starting in Switzerland on 11 May. Check out http://www.thewatchmakershow.com/ for more information.

Choreographed by the talented Veronika Sardiko (who is also the artistic director and owner of MyArt Dance and Art Studio in Dublin), The Watchmaker blends classical ballet and street dance in a modern metropolis. ‘The Watchmaker’ presents the reality of people living in a busy modern city. Lost amidst the hustle and bustle of routine, precious moments of life slip by unappreciated. A mysterious and magic fairy tale for kids and adults. Buy tickets here http://tinyurl.com/yydd4kb3.