‘Shall We Dance’ – Photographer Shawn Danker Captures Dancers On The Streets Around The World

'Shall We Dance' - Photographer Shawn Danker Captures Dancers On The Streets Around The World

‘Shall We Dance: A Visual Antholog’y is an ongoing site specific art project, created by Shawn Danker, that situates dance in context, dialogue and performance with urban locations. Shawn Danker is a photographer in Singapore who specializes in photojournalism and documentation. Shawn’s work has been featured in Singapore, the Philippines, Japan, France, and Bangladesh.

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'Shall We Dance' - Photographer Shawn Danker Captures Dancers On The Streets Around The World

“I started Shall We dance because I wanted to combine dance with street and architecture to create a unique dance series through the use of juxtaposition,” Shawn told DYT.

'Shall We Dance' - Photographer Shawn Danker Captures Dancers On The Streets Around The World

“The biggest twist behind my series is that I am not just photographing ballet and or contemporary like most other dance photographers have done. I am shooting any genre of dance, from ballet, to breakdancing to jazz to ballroom,” he added.

'Shall We Dance' - Photographer Shawn Danker Captures Dancers On The Streets Around The World

“I always tell my dancers that their photos have a narrative and that that they are not dancing in a vacuum because there is a reason why they in the specific locations that I had chosen for them.”

'Shall We Dance' - Photographer Shawn Danker Captures Dancers On The Streets Around The World

“I originally started working on the idea in my home base of Singapore but decided to broaden the series’ locales to showcase so that I could provide a showcase for dancers around the world.”

'Shall We Dance' - Photographer Shawn Danker Captures Dancers On The Streets Around The World

“I’ve created content in Singapore, Japan and Australia so far and I plan to travel to Europe and the US. The end goal behind the series is to turn it into a traveling photo exhibit and book that will showcase dancers interacting with the cities they live in.”

'Shall We Dance' - Photographer Shawn Danker Captures Dancers On The Streets Around The World
'Shall We Dance' - Photographer Shawn Danker Captures Dancers On The Streets Around The World
'Shall We Dance' - Photographer Shawn Danker Captures Dancers On The Streets Around The World
'Shall We Dance' - Photographer Shawn Danker Captures Dancers On The Streets Around The World

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