Multi-disciplinary artist Jack Thomson is will be touring his dance photography workshop's series across the globe this summer. Connecting photographers from Tokyo to Amsterdam through our shared curiosity and passion for dance photography. 

 

Tour Dates 

Tokyo 

Saturday 22nd June 2024
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San Juan 

Sat 6th & Sun 7th July 2024
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NYC

Saturday 27th July 2024
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London 

Saturday 10th August 2024
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Leeds 

Saturday 17th August 2024
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Amsterdam 

Saturday 31st August 2024
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Photos by Leo Malta

The Workshop

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 per city).

Each workshop will use the backdrop of the host city, as we explore the intersection between movement & photography, with a focus on composition, form and the language of movement. We will also 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.

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.

 

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

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