In September 2010, at Gingerline, I also showed The Dance. Scanned, then printed and framed (24”x30”), the image was propped up in an alcove of a converted Victorian shop, accompanied by a selected 1950s soundtrack. Guests were invited to sit down on a small stool to view the image, whilst listening to the music through headphones. I was interested in creating an intimate space between the viewer and the people in the image, and I wanted to bring to life the sense of celebration captured in the original photograph. In the viewer's presence and mind the people in the image were able to dance again, for the first time since the photograph was taken, approximately 60 years earlier.
The Dance at Crystal Palace