Tag Archives: Luminous Shadows

It is that day of the year when all our extended family make predictions as to what the coming year will hold.  I find these very difficult; much easier to reflect back on 2013 and see what that reveals.  Finding the way forward by looking to the past seems to have been rather a theme in creative work this year… 

Jennifer Jackson and I joined forces once again with deluxe improvising duo of composers Malcolm Atkins and Andrew Melvin to perform Late Work at Donald Hutera’s GoLive festival of new dance and performance in September at the Lion and Unicorn pub in Kentish Town.  The piece reflects on our past as dancers and how we are shaped by ballet’s language and historic repertoire.  This really was ballet in a very small space, but thrilling to be part of this lively and refreshing event and its richly varied programme. Read More

DEC is delighted to announce a short promotional video by the talented Chris Atkins of the group’s recent Luminous Shadows performance at the Old Fire Station on May 23rd:

DEC is hoping to release further video material from our two performances that day, to give a flavour of the work in all its variety.  Watch this space!  And do visit the DEC page for further information about the group and its work, photos and video, music clips…


A meeting last night at Malcolm’s of the DEC group to look at footage from the recent Luminous Shadows performances at the Old Fire Station on 23rd May.  Some wonderful imagery which Chris Atkins will be pulling together into a short promo soon.  Meanwhile here are links to two positive reviews of the show:

Rebecca JS Nice review

Paul Medley review

And here are a couple of the lovely photos taken by Sarah Jex:

Ooze - dancer Susie Crow, artist Clare Bassett

Ooze – dancer Susie Crow, artist Clare Bassett

Fold and Stretch - dancers Ana Barbour, Susie Crow, artist Kassandra Isaacson

Fold and Stretch – dancers Ana Barbour, Susie Crow, artist Kassandra Isaacson

A chance to see the DEC group in performance in Luminous Shadows at Oxford’s Old Fire Station next week on Thursday 23rd May.  Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy the magical interaction of dance, music and drawing with video projection – book your seat now!  The DEC artists are Ana Barbour and Susie Crow (dance), Malcolm Atkins and Bruno Guastalla (music), and visual artists Clare Bassett, Kassandra Isaacson and Susan Moxley.

The DEC group will also be hosting another Drawing Dance workshop on Monday 3rd June at URC.

Full details here on Oxford Dance Writers

And more information about DEC activities here:

And here are a couple more of Naomi Morris’ photographs of Susie and Ana Barbour in rehearsal:

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Following the DEC Drawing Dance performance at All Saints Headington, we are now turning our attention to our forthcoming performances of Luminous Shadows at the Old Fire Station on Thursday 23rd May.  Thanks to Ana Barbour we were lucky to have a recent rehearsal in the OFS black box studio theatre where we will be performing, a great opportunity to experiment with projection and lighting.  Very exciting to be able to show this work in a theatre setting, where the projections can be truly vibrant.  Oxford dancer and video maker Naomi Morris took some stunning photographs, here are a couple to whet your appetite…

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