Shobana Jeyasingh’s ‘Counterpoint’ at Somerset House

July 16, 2010

Ballet

Shobana Jeyasingh’s Counterpoint at Somerset House
Photograph : zxDaveM

I’m going to break my own rule.  Although this was not strictly a ballet event, it was part of Big Dance 2010, which covered all forms of dance, ballet included.

Shobana Jeyasingh’s Counterpoint at Somerset House
Photograph : zxDaveM

The reason I want to show you these wonderful photographs, is to highlight the space at Somerset House – used to such great effect at Christmas time too – and to see whether there are any classical ballet choreographers who can come up with a dance suitable for the fountains.

Shobana Jeyasingh’s Counterpoint at Somerset House
Photograph : zxDaveM

Perhaps not on pointe – but using the classical vocabulary.

Shobana Jeyasingh’s Counterpoint at Somerset House
Photograph : zxDaveM

I’m sure you’ll agree that it would be a spectacular event – as was this one by Shobana Jeyasingh.

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16 Responses to “Shobana Jeyasingh’s ‘Counterpoint’ at Somerset House”

  1. Lisa Marie Olson Says:

    Absolutely fantastic blog piece, so glad you did this… stunning colours brilliant photos giving rise to a great sense of occasion almost as if you were there seeing it for yourself. Stylish and innovative movement. A feast of stimulating colour movement and form!!Really love this :)Thanks for sharing

  2. phonelady Says:

    thanks for the update on the ballet .

  3. Peter Quennell Says:

    Love it. YouTube? BTW Somerset House has these fountains? That made me laugh. There is one by the National Theater on London's South Bank. Also several around New York including one on the west-side piers 🙂

  4. Anne Says:

    Good to see how imaginative use can be made of different sorts of space & media. And brilliant photos!

  5. Miss Val's Creations Says:

    This is so beautiful!!!!

  6. lori vliegen Says:

    i think that there's something so energizing about watching dancers perform outside!! i'll bet this was great fun to watch, especially with the fountains as their dance partners! love your photos, too!! :)))

  7. lori vliegen Says:

    i think that there's something so energizing about watching dancers perform outside!! i'll bet this was great fun to watch, especially with the fountains as their dance partners! love your photos, too! :)))

  8. Couture Carrie Says:

    How wonderful!Love these pics!xoxox,CC

  9. Castles Crowns and Cottages Says:

    Good evening dear blogger! A visit from you is well appreciated, and your kind comments mean a lot to me, coming from a professional as yourself. Dance…..ah, my past, and forever in my legs and blood! Your photos are wonderful, reminiscent of my days when the stage was where I came alive!!!!Have a fantastic SUNDAY!!!! ANITA

  10. Karena Says:

    Wonderful and so free and natural. I would love to hear what you think of my latest post and the performance (oh dear) Well I did ask!KarenaArt by Karena

  11. The Caffeinated Globe Says:

    I was glad you broke your own rule for this post. I really like it.In my latest post, I mentioned you and your blog. See for yourself:http://caffeinatedglobe.blogspot.com/2010/07/ideas-for-tea-party-at-home-chinese.html

  12. Zabrinah Says:

    Gorgeous photos! This looks spectacular!I love your blog because it's so unique!Best wishes from one blogger to another,~Zabrinah

  13. fhen Says:

    the outdoor concept is greatplus the fountain gives nice visual effectxoxo

  14. BALLET NEWS Says:

    Lisa Marie Olson – thank you ! The colours, against the fountains, are inspiredphonelady – thanksPeter Quennell – thanksAnne – the photo's are irresistable which is why I broke my rule !Miss Val's Creations – isn't it just ?lori vliegen – I agree -for everyone concernedCouture Carrie – thank youCastles Crowns and Cottages – hello and thank youKarena thank you – I will have a look as soon as I get a chance !The Caffeinated Globe – thank you so much, very kind !Zabrinah – thank you so much; it's very much appreciatedfhen – I agree !

  15. Beedeebabee Says:

    Gosh, how wonderful it must have been watching the dancers in the fountains! What a cool concept…literally! The photos are just lovely! 😉 Paulette

  16. Anonymous Says:

    how visionary of the artist to do this. isn't it time more of them took risks like this? what a great way for us all to see dance – for free as well. amazing!!!