This was an amazing performance to photograph, I love the challenge that live performance offers. When I photograph these dress rehearsals I have no prior knowledge of the choreography or the lighting conditions. It is a surprise to me and this is what I thrive on, the unique experience happening in front of my eyes. With this type of shoot you have to convey the mood and atmosphere of both the movements and interactions between the performers. The quality and direction of light plays a massive part in the drama and helps to intensify the themes and narrative. Thank you to the University of Derby BA Dance Degree students for a fantastic performance at Deda.

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