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Press Release: Sadler’s Wells announces Movement in still form, an exhibition of dance photography by Camilla Greenwell

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Sadler’s Wells announces Movement in still form, an exhibition of dance photography by Camilla Greenwell 
Sadler’s Wells is delighted to today announce Movement in still form, an exhibition of dance photography by Camilla Greenwell for Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage. Available from Thursday 29 April to celebrate International Dance Day, the exhibition explores the intimate moments of dance creation.  
The exhibition is presented online at Google Arts & Culture and invites audiences to see moments of the creative process where artists come together to make the dance we eventually see in performance. Greenwell’s images capture unique rehearsal moments not usually seen by the publicand moments that artists are ready to experience again as we emerge from the pandemic. Images will be presented alongside words from Greenwell and photographed artists including Botis Seva (Far From the Norm), Flora Wellesley Wesley (Nora) and Katye Coe. 
Movement in still form features photography of artists and companies who are known and loved on Sadler’s Wells’ stages and beyond, including Katye Coe, dotdotdot dance, Hagit Yakira, Stefan Jovanović, Rambert, Far From the Norm, Candoco Dance Company, Nora, Pepa Ubera, Seeta Patel and James Cousins Company.   
Camilla Greenwell is a photographer with a Fine Art and performance background, who is based in London and works internationally. Over the past decade she has worked with numerous artists, dancers and performers to create imagery which stems from an interest in people and the stories they tell, and often tends to occupy a space between reality and performance. Greenwell has photographed dance and theatre extensively, and has worked with Barbican, Ballet Black, Candoco Dance Company, Crying Out Loud, Dance Umbrella, EDGE, Far From The Norm, Fuel Theatre, Gandini Juggling, James Cousins Company, National Theatre, Nora, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Phoenix Dance Theatre, RADA, Rambert, Sadler’s Wells, Secret Cinema, Studio Wayne McGregor, Theo Clinkard, The Albany, The Place, Unicorn Theatre, Yorkshire Dance and Young Vic. 
Camilla Greenwell, artist and photographer said: When Sadler’s Wells approached me about creating an exhibition of my work, I initially gathered together a variety of performance images. However, we soon agreed that there was something really interesting about the rehearsal images that I had taken over the years. They offer a glimpse into something not ordinarily seen, and rarely focused on. After everything the past year has brought, these intimate images of artists and their process of creation feel even more important to celebrate.  
Working on this exhibition has been a wonderful opportunity to look back at the work I’ve witnessed over the years, and the images I’ve made as a response. Speaking with the artists was a highlight for me during this process. To sit down and have conversations about time spent in the studio, what photographs can mean for different people, and ultimately what it means to be artists working together, is something that I never ordinarily get to do. After a year where we've been unable to share space, it's been a real joy to discuss the many reasons why it's so valuable when we do.   

Robyn Cabaret, Producer, said: It’s a privilege to be present in the studio whilst artists are in creation. I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing Camilla’s practice as a dance photographer grow and flourish over the years that we have been working together. The intimacy of these images is testament to the quiet solidarity and embodied presence that Camilla meets each moment with. It’s been a wonderful process to reflect upon the incredible projects and wonderful people we have worked with over the years, and now feels a poignant moment to celebrate this work as we begin to resurface and see artists return to our studios and before too long, theatres too.  
Movement in still form is presented online at Google Arts & Culture and will be available from Thursday 29 April. For more information visit our websitewww.sadlerswells.com/camilla-greenwell


About Google Arts & Culture  
Google Arts & Culture puts the collections of more than 2,000 museums at your fingertips. It’s an immersive way to explore art, history and the wonders of the world, from Van Gogh’s bedroom paintings to the women’s rights movement and the Taj Mahal. The Google Arts & Culture app is free and available online for iOS and Android. The team has been an innovation partner for cultural institutions since 2011. Google Arts & Culture develops technologies that help preserve and share culture and allow curators to create engaging exhibitions online and offline. 
Google Arts & Culture social media handles:  
Instagram: @googleartsculture
Twitter: @googlearts  
Facebook: @googleartsculture 
About Sadler’s Wells  
Sadler's Wells is a world-leading dance organisation, committed to producing, commissioning and presenting new works and to bringing the best domestic and international dance to UK and worldwide audiences. Under the Artistic Directorship of Alistair Spalding, the theatre’s acclaimed year-round programme spans dance of every kind, from contemporary to flamenco, Bollywood to ballet, salsa to street dance and tango to tap.  
Audiences of over half a million come to Sadler’s Wells’ three London theatres each year, with many more enjoying its touring productions at venues across the UK and around the world and accessing its content through its Digital Stage. Sadler's Wells commissions, produces and presents more dance than any other theatre in the world, embracing the popular and the unknown. Since 2005, it has helped to bring over 180 new dance works to the stage, many of them involving its 16 Associate Artists, three Resident Companies and four Associate Companies – the most exciting talents working in dance today.  
Sadler’s Wells’ own productions have toured to some of the most prestigious theatres and festivals around the world, such as the Sydney Opera House, the Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival in New York, and the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing.  
Sadler’s Wells also nurtures the next generation of talent through a range of artist development initiatives including its New Wave Associates programmes, its Wild Card initiative and the National Youth Dance Company. A further 30,000 individuals take part in its learning and engagement programmes each year.  
During the Covid-19 crisis, Sadler’s Wells has continued to connect with global audiences through its Digital Stage, an online programme of performances and workshops for people to watch at home. Since 27 March 2020, the programme has been enjoyed by audiences all over the world, generating over 5 million video views globally.  
On 17 May 2021, live dance returns to Sadler’s Wells, with performances for socially distanced audiences.  
Sadler’s Wells is an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation and currently receives approximately 10% of its revenue from Arts Council England. www.sadlerswells.com  
Sadler’s Wells social media handles:  
Facebook: @SadlersWells 
Twitter: @Sadlers_Wells 
Instagram: @sadlers_wells 
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