Body & Soul

Medhi Angot & Qi Huan - Royal New Zealand BalletTaane Mete & Taiaroa Royal - Okareka DanceTupua Tigafua & Thomas Fonua - BLACK GRACETupua Tigafua & Thomas Fonua - BLACK GRACEDestiny AndersonMedhi Angot & Qi Huan - Royal New Zealand BalletTamihana Paurini, Maaka Pepene, Pare Randall, Jack Gray & Dolina Wehipeihana - Atamira DanceSLIP - Triple Bill - Touch Compass DanceSarah Gavina CampusMedhi Angot & Qi Huan - Royal New Zealand BalletJeremy Poi, Lucy Marinkovich, Anita Hunziker & Robbie Curtis - Footnote DanceTaane Mete - Okareka DanceCarlie AngelSean McDonald - BLACK GRACEKerryn McMurdo - Touch Compass DanceGabrielle ThomasTupua Tigafua & Thomas Fonua - BLACK GRACEJeremy Poi & Anita Hunziker - Footnote DanceGabrielle ThomasCarlie AngelEmilia Rubio & Daniel King - Touch Compass DanceDolina Wehipeihana & Maaka Pepene - Atamira DanceAlex LeonhartsbergerAbbey Crowther & Zoe Watkins - BLACK GRACETaane Mete & Taiaroa Royal - Okareka Dance

All photographs were captured between 2009 and 2011. They were showcased in Kathrin’s solo exhibition Body & Soul in June 2011 in conjunction with the Auckland Festival of Photography. Three of these photographs were awarded honorable mention in the International Photography Awards Competition 2011 (IPA) in Los Angeles. The first image of Royal New Zealand Ballet dancers Medhi Angot and Qi Huang was exhibited in Los Angeles from 30 March – 3 May 13 as one of 25 winning work from the 2012 International Photography Awards’ annual single-image, themed competition, One Shot.

‘The body is a small boat in the face of music. Over the last three years Kathrin has photographed New Zealand’s leading dance companies including Black Grace and the Royal New Zealand Ballet. In this exhibition she resists the images of a storm at sea – exploring instead the pit of the wave, where muscle and music draw breath’ – Glenn Colquhoun

‘ …Kathrin has a lovely sensitivity, a sense of drama and a great eye for framing the action…’ – Mary Jane O’Reilly

From 2008 to 2011, Kathrin was the official photographer for the tempoº Dance Festival and regularly captures dress rehearsals for several NZ dance companies.