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New York City Centre 

Saturday 27th July 2024

11.00-17.00 


Early Bird - Until 28th June

$225/£180

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Standard Ticket 

$260/ £210

From 29st June 


Spilt Payment Option 

Payment 1 : $112.50 / £90 (by 28th June)

Payment 2 : $112.50 / £90 (by 20th July)

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What to Expect 

Lead by artist Jack Thomson, this workshop is aimed at photographers who want to develop their relationship with dance, and also for dancers who have a vested interest in photography and wish to deepen their practice in a collaborative, safe and creative environment (limited to 10 photographers for NYC)

This workshop will use the backdrop of NYC streets, as we explore the intersection between movement & photography working with 4 professional dancers.

You will need your own DSLR or mirrorless camera. 


Schedule 

11.00 -12.15 : Session One - working with Professional Ballet Dancers

12.15-12.30 Break 

12.30-13.30 : Session Two - working with Professional Ballet Dancers

13.30-14.30 :  Lunch 

14.30- 15.45 : Session Three - working with Professional Contemporary Dancers

15.45 -16.00 : Break 

16.00 -17.00 :  Session Four - working with Professional contemporary Dancers

Exact Locations and detailed schedule provided prior to the day.


Themes we will be covering 

  • Perspectives and approaches on capturing movement in a still form.
  • Tools to keep dancers/subjects inspired by offering stimulus to provoke their physicality.
  • Dance photography as a collaborative act.
  • Building a common collaborative language between visual arts and movement.
  • Tapping into your own physicality in order to achieve your desired image.
  • The body and space/architecture.

The Dancers 

Photographers will be collaborating closely with four world class professional dancers throughout the day, in the morning classical ballet dancers and in afternoon two contemporary dancers.

The dance artists will be announced very soon.

 

About Jack 

Born in York, Jack Thomson a multi-disciplinary artist which performance, choreography, film and photography all inform his work. 

He studied at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance (in London) and has since performed work by Alexander Whitley, Ohad Narhrin, Justin Peck, Itzik Galili, Blanca Li, Kate Flatt, Richard Chappell, Willi Dorner, Shobana Jeyasingh, Caroline Finn, Wayne McGregor, Maxine Doyle to and he is still working as a performer.

Alongside his performing career Jack has established a career as a photographer, linking his experience of the body & choreography with his knowledge of the camera & image-making. He has create imagery for English National Ballet, Sadlers Wells, Studio Wayne McGregor, Sydney Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Gandini Juggling and more arts organisations.

In addition he has been commissioned by Random Acts (Business is Brutal for Channel 4) and New Creatives (We Are Ready Now for BBC arts) to direct and choreography dance for camera. Business is Brutal his first dance work for camera, has been screen in over 50 festivals worldwide and won awards at the Inshadow Film Festival (Lisbon - 2018) for Best Interpretation, and New Renaissance Film Festival ( London -  2018) for Best Art/Artist Led film, it was also Highly commended at the SHOWstudio Fashion film awards in partnership with Harrods (2019) . 

 

For more information contact info@jack-thomson.com


Please note refunds of tickets after 20th July will be 50% of ticket price. 

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