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Idle Motion present

Shooting with Light

06 Oct Theatre

Tickets: £12.50, £11.25 concessions

Thursday 6 October, 7.30pm

Followed by a post-show chat

Since the invention of photography we have collectively taken over 3.5 trillion photographs. Shooting with Light, by internationally renowned company Idle Motion, searches within these snapshots to expose one of the most remarkable untold stories of our age.

It is 1933 and a young German refugee flees to Paris, reinventing herself as Gerda Taro. Discovering the wonder of photography, she falls in love with a fellow refugee who teaches her, ‘if your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough’. Together they venture to the Spanish Civil War, and become pioneers of frontline photojournalism.

He would go on to receive international recognition as the iconic war photographer Robert Capa. She would be forgotten.

Idle Motion piece together the life of an exceptional woman, glimpsed through the lost photographs she risked her life to take.

Idle Motion are an award-nominated visual theatre company that previously visited The Spring in 2014 with their captivating show That is All You Need to Know. 



“I am delighted that Idle Motion are returning to The Spring. Their visual theatre is beautiful to watch and tells incredible stories. Don’t miss it!”
Sophie Fullerlove, Director

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