They say, ‘Western’ dancers always try to get ‘up’, while ‘African’ dancers always try to get ‘down’. But from the visual perspective, the main challenge is how to catch a dance in an image in the first place.
Can a dance be caught? Can a movement be frozen? Or equals freezing the movement to killing the dance? Can a spirit be kept alive beyond the physical death of its mortal vehicle?
Universal questions, for Africans and non-Africans alike, and for dancers & photographers as well.
Shot @ with the Jok a Jok dance company at the Godown Arts Centre Nairobi