DANCERS have been strutting their stuff while being filmed on the streets of Bridport.
Members of contemporary dance company, Grace and Growl, have been creating a film featuring a day in the life of a Bridport woman - including meeting her friends, going shopping, working and then celebrating.
Led by Anna Golding, members attend classes at The Bull and rehearse at the venue while preparing for performances. They have already participated in the Inside Out Dorset Festival 2016, produced by Activate. Led by professional choreographer Luke Brown, Grace and Growl members danced at Up In The Air at Harbourside Park in Poole and then at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis.
The filming has taken place in a variety of venues around Bridport and the company is very grateful to Palmers Brewery, the Co-op, the Red Brick Café and Haywards of St Michael's Trading Estate for their immediate permission to use their premises as locations. Bridport Town Council kindly facilitated permission to dance and film on the streets of Bridport in conjunction with Dorset Police and West Dorset District Council.
Anna Golding, who directed and choreographed the film, said: "We wanted to take dance out of the studio and onto the streets.
"We wanted to invite curiosity and express the joy of moving against the backdrop of our own community."
The film was shot and is being edited by cameraman Richard Tomlinson, who was ably assisted by Alfie Golding and Elliott Millson.
Margie Barbour, dancer and a founding member of the company, said: "Making the film, rehearsing, developing our own choreography and then trying not to look at the camera while being filmed has been a really exciting challenge.
"It has been a great learning curve for us all.”
Once edited, the film will be sent to national and international dance festivals as evidence of Grace and Growl's work, and posted on their Facebook at facebook.com/GraceandGrowl