Fernando Montano dances underwater among plastic waste

Dance For The Sea

Kentish Town Sports Centre
Grafton Road
Event time
6:30am – 2pm, Monday to Friday and 9am – 5pm, Saturday – Sunday.
22 Jul 2019 - 28 Jul 2019
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28 Jul 2019

Dance For The Sea is an underwater art exhibition co-produced by First Soloist of the Royal Ballet Company, Fernando Montaño, and underwater photographer, Robin Conway and will take place at at Kentish Town Sports Centre 22 – 28 July 2019. 

Dance for the sea returns to Kentish Town Sports Centre in July 2019 to present a unique underwater viewing experience for swimmers. Comprising of 10 underwater images, captured by Conway, the exhibition showcases Montaño dancing underwater among plastic waste. Images were photographed in the iconic Willes Pool of Kentish Town Sports Centre. It explores the contrast between the disastrous effects of plastic pollution on our oceans and waterways combined with the beauty of transparent water, dance and movement. 

Swimmers will be able to view the exhibition as an immersive experience with images being weighted to the pool floor. The exhibition will be set up daily 6:30am – 2pm, Monday to Friday and 9am – 5pm, Saturday – Sunday. 

Access to the exhibition is free with paid pool admission, however throughout the week donations will be gratefully accepted with funds raised being shared with Dance For The Sea’s official charity partner, the Marine Conservation Society. For information on swimming prices click here.

Co-created by Conway and Montaño, Conway captures Montaño underwater as he dances among recycled plastic art sculptures which were produces by students at three different London Schools.

Dance for the sea is run in partnership with charity The Marine Conservation Society, Camden's Leisure Centre Operator Better Leisure and Camden Council.

Roundhouse, Camden
The Roundhouse is a venue and youth arts charity rooted in Camden. They work with thousands of young people each year to improve their lives through creativity. They run year-round projects for 11–30-year-olds - ranging from school music projects to accelerator programmes for creative entrepreneurs.
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