Shooting with Light archiveIn 1934 a young German refugee flees to Paris and discovers the genius of photography. She reinvents herself as Gerda Taro, becoming one of the pioneering women to photograph the front line. In this startling and visually rich production Idle Motion expose one of the most remarkable untold stories of our age. Today we live in a world where our lives can feel like they are defined by our collective Kodak moments. With the compulsion to capture it all we are flooded by a myriad of images. And yet within the 2.5 billion photographs taken every day, there will only be a precious few that we will continue to hold on to.

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Archive listings for Shooting with Light

Work type: Play.


Company Idle Motion. Director Kate Stanley. Design Ellen Nabarro. Lighting Greg Cebula. Other Dan Canham (movement consultant). DramaturgJane Rogoyska. Sound Chris Bartholomew. Performer Grace Chapman (June). Performer Sophie Cullen (Gerda Taro). Performer Nathan Parkinson (Cornell Capa). Performer Ellie Simpson (Ruth). Performer Julian Spooner (Andre Friedman). Performer Kate Stanley (Ensemble).
14 Oct 16Cast, Doncaster :: V1545109680
listing details L015136838
11 Oct 16Bridge House Theatre, Warwick :: V060724158
listing details L1878075311
8 Oct 16The Civic, Barnsley :: V959
listing details L0407348258
5 Oct 16Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury :: V925
listing details L1844699529
4 Oct 16The Maltings, Farnham :: V701
listing details L745988893
30 Sep 16Borough Theatre, Abergavenny :: V839
listing details L1795935084
28 Sep 16Corn Exchange, Newbury :: V732
listing details L01064653793
22 Sep 16The Quarry Theatre at St Luke's, Bedford :: V0884970691
listing details L831646006
21 Sep 16mac birmingham - Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham :: V146
listing details L1646242100
20 Oct 15 to 24 Oct 15The New Diorama Theatre, Inner London :: V258
listing details L097351773


World Premiere. Described by The Guardian's Lyn Gardner as 'a brilliant emerging company', Idle Motion use innovative staging, physicality and multimedia to interweave the dramatic stories of photographs undeveloped, scattered and unearthed: This is a story about capturing moments, freezing shadows and the photographs that outlive our memories.Company Idle Motion. Design Ellen Nabarro. Lighting Greg Cebula. Performer Sophie Cullen. Performer Julian Spooner. Performer Nathan Parkinson. Performer Grace Chapman. Performer Ellie Simpson.
7 May 15 to 9 May 15Greenwich Theatre, Outer London :: V308
listing details L1914195430
28 Apr 15The North Wall, Oxford :: V0818740866
listing details L1179101629
25 Apr 15Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal :: V6
listing details L01312179431
22 Apr 15The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L449597624
24 Mar 15 to 11 Apr 15The New Diorama Theatre, Inner London :: V258
listing details L968497160

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