Rusalka Project

At the beginning of the year I was commissioned to facilitate a photography project in 2 special needs schools in Tunbridge Wells. The Project ran parallel with the production of the Dvorak opera Rusalka, a lottery commissioned project produced in the same schools by the theatrical arts organisation La Folia. Twenty students from years 12 & 13 participated in 4 weekly, 90 – minute photography workshops in January and February this year.

The watery themes dominant throughout the story of Rusalka,inspired the project and collaboratively the students created a series of photographic portraits exploring
themselves in connection to water, power, dreams and magic. The students were taught some basic photographic skills alongside experimenting with various techniques to create the
illusion of being immersed in water, resulting in a series of magical portraits and this photo film that was screened before the performance.



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