13 October 2016 at 12.10pm | 10 Comments
Jacob Jonas, the photographer behind the highly popular #camerasanddancers Instameets, has shared a selection of pictures from his most recent London shoot.
In a break from rehearsals for La fille mal gardée, Principal dancer Francesca Hayward and Company Artist Solomon Golding took to the streets of London to take part in an exclusive shoot with the photographer.
Jonas photographed Hayward and Golding in in a number of locations around the capital. 'We explored the streets of London for an hour and found the locations we wanted to use,' says Jones. 'With new technologies playing such a big role in the arts, it is an interest of mine to create work that is separate from the studio or stage that tells a story on the street.'
While I was in London, I had the honor of photographing one of the most prestigious dance companies in the world- The Royal Ballet (@royaloperahouse) for a private #camerasanddancers. Photographed here is Royal Ballet Principal Francesca Hayward (@frankiegoestohayward) who was just recently promoted to Principal and has a major debut in the first show of the Season as Lise in La fille mal gardée (#ROHfille). See more photos in the next few days. A photo posted by Jacob Jonas (@jacobjonasthecompany) on
Jonas posted five images of the dancers from the shoot on Instagram. He hopes his account, which showcases dancers in cities across the world, will bring more people to the art form. ‘It is part of my goal to take dance and expose it to younger audiences using social platforms and content creation.’
Royal Ballet (@royaloperahouse) Principal Francesca Hayward photographed in London for #CamerasandDancers A photo posted by Jacob Jonas (@jacobjonasthecompany) on
Hayward recently made her debut in the role of Lise in Frederick Ashton’s La fille mal gardée. She is due to perform in Wayne McGregor's Carbon Life as well a new work to celebrate ten years since the choreographer joined the Company as Resident Choreographer. In the coming months, Hayward will also dance the role of The Sugar Plum Fairy and Clara in The Nutcracker.
"The body says what words cannot." -Martha Graham Royal Ballet (@royaloperahouse) Solomon Golding (@solomongolding) for #camerasanddancers A photo posted by Jacob Jonas (@jacobjonasthecompany) on
English dancer Golding joined company in 2013. This Season he is cast in a mixed programme of two new works by Charlotte Edmonds and Robert Binet.
Last photo I'll be posting for now of my collaboration with The Royal Ballet (@royaloperahouse). It was a true honor roaming the streets of London with one of the worlds best dance companies. Here with Royal Ballet Principal Francesca Hayward and Royal Ballet Artist Solomon Golding for #CamerasandDancers A photo posted by Jacob Jonas (@jacobjonasthecompany) on