So after the wonderful success of the promotional shoot for a commission by The Right Step Dance Company for Fuse Festival and costume by Kalikas Armour, it was fabulous to see the full performance at the Fuse Festival 2013.
With haunting vocals by Tendayi Sutherland and processional drum by Jacob Bride and JIMtheSAINT the Sirens emerged from the Central Theatre Chatham, Solemnly walking through the busy shoppers of the high street who were stopping in their tracks to see the Sirens, ending their Journey at the Anchor.
The full musical composition combined with the Sirens, protective, mischievous, and tempting natures, treated the audience to a journey through the Sirens personalities and mysticism that surrounds the legend of the Siren.
Protective – mother-like figure over the other Sirens
Mischievous – cheeky and playful
Temptress – luring the sailors to shore
I found the whole performance fitting, given our Naval history within the towns of Medway. It was a wonderful collaborative project encompassing the variety of talented artists across the Medway Towns.
I have been proud and honoured to work with some fantastic artists. Heres to future projects!
An overcast and showery day was a challenge for the shoot, however we did get a brief break in the rain, which added to the theme of the shoot ‘The Sirens of Cetham’. Sirens are typically beautiful but dangerous creatures from Greek Mythology, luring sailors to shore to inevitably destroy their ships.
One of my favourite shots of the day was of ‘Siren’ Natalie peering through the iconic anchor entwined with the fabric from Kalika’s Armour, just outside the Pentagon Centre in Chatham, a link to the Naval history of the town.