By Cody Choi, former Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake dancer
“Follow not only the movement but breathe with the dancers” is Cody’s approach to his dance photography.
“Cody’s dance photography is like, when you close your eyes you can still feel that it’s shaking and moving.”
Cody’s dance photography journey started as he toured and danced around the world with Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake for 3 years. Capturing different places, theatres and fellow dancers whom he went on the road with filled his days.
As an experienced professional choreographer and dancer whose work have been performed in the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House, The Place, Adidas, LG, World Dance Alliance, Greenwich Dance in London and other major venues across Europe and Asia.
He also worked as a feature dancer for two Hollywood Movie – 47 Ronin (2013) and Walking on Sunshine (2014).
Cody’s photography demonstrates his acumen in dance and photography by being able to immerse himself into intimate visual dialogues with the dancers. Their relationship do not stop at the movements but extends to the dancers’ ability, state of mind and emotions.
He has been invited to host his solo exhibition at The Camera Club – one of the longest standing camera club in the world founded in 1885.
Cody has exhibited/ shooted for Ben Sherman, The Other Art Fair, Urban Art Fair, Hong Kong Dance Alliance, Airwick, Beyond Repair Dance, The Place Theatre, Peacock Theatre London. Kim Geung Soo Ballet Company. Cody is also an award photographer for The Place.
“Expect Cody to move about when he’s doing a shoot.” Ada Ooi, who works closely with Cody on Art Direction for the photos.
Cody is elected to be a Photographer for the World Photography Collection* (by invitation only)
*”Collection represents the best of contemporary photography worldwide today.”
Please click the image below for a full gallery.
Interview with Hong Kong Dance Journal (click to enlarge)
Feature interview for The Camera Club, London (click to enlarge)
Lovely girlfriend bought the art work ‘ Self portrait in hotel, Riga, Lativa #2 ‘ for her man’s birthday & for their new home at The other art fair. Wish you happy forever. Au !!!
New home at Covent Garden, London. Bought from a lovely lady from Turkey.
A really sweet moment 🙂
Three pieces of big size 30″x40″ Shaolin Monk and five other artwork sold today at The Other Art Fair. Very happy to have difference feedback from the audience. Now going to performing with English National Opera now. Epic day
Frankie chosen “Shaolin Monk ” for her brother’s birthday present. Happy time!
Happy buyer from France. She said “your photo is full of life, it makes me so happy!
So happy my dance photography Dancer: Ayano #5 has be chosen for the Press Pack alongside with Fair director Ryan.
Some nice comment from the audience, thank you !
Some happy times during The Other Art Fair, London
Setting up, TV interview
Steph choice my work – The 3rd Day as her birthday present from her brother 🙂
Dance lover Elaine and Quentin
Margie can’t decide which one she likes better and she took both at the end 🙂
Cody’s Moving Photography at The Other Art Fair
Laura just bought her first ever art work . She said “When I first see it, i just need to have it because the photo makes me so happy and it gives me lots of energy. The little monk looks like having an amazing time and enjoying the moment so much ! “
Cody’s Moving Photography solo exhibition and talk at The Camera Club, London