Dance at the Godown

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

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