1st February 2018.
Brief: Create a sequence of 5 black & white abstract pictures that relate to each other. This compositional organisation must show: Symmetry/Asymmetry, Balance, Scale/ Proportion, Emphasis, Movement/ Rhythm, Unity, Repetition, Harmony, Contrast.
Instead of creating an absolute narrative compositional story, I decided to create pieces which showcase the dynamism, joy, and a brief history of Lindy Hop – a dance which I picked up during my freshmen year of University and have continued since then.
Lindy Hop is an American Swing partner dance which originates from Harlem, New York, in the 1920s-30s. Lindy Hoppers typically dance to jazz and electro-swing music, and wears vintage outfits – think The Great Gatsby: flappers, suites, suspenders et cetera.
If any of you are keen to find out more about Lindy Hop, do check out the video below. Tanya & Sondre’s Fly Me To The Moon is one of my favourite Lindy Hop routine thus far!