Shifting Shapes is a Serious Artform....

....and one that I have been working in for the past 14 years.

I have spent the last few years shifting between the theatre and contemporary dance sectors. 

Whether it's devising new outdoor and indoor theatre works for C-12 Dance Theatre, choreographing green screen music videos, or movement directing with producing team, Electric Light Studios or theatre company Paines Plough, I have moved through the last few years with pure intrigue and excitement.

Below are a few examples of my most recent creative projects.

You Stupid Darkness, Theatre Royal Plymouth

February 2019

Written by Sam Steiner

Directed by James Grieve

Movement by myself

Produced by Paines Plough and The Theatre Royal Plymouth

In a call centre for Brightline helpline, four volunteers spend a few hours every Tuesday night on the phone to strangers telling them everything is going to be ok. A hopeful play about the struggle for optimism and community amid the chaos of a collapsing world.

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Phillip Pullman's Grimm Tales

13th November 2018-6th January 2019

Unicorn Theatre

Adaptation by Philip Wilson

Direction by Kirsty Housley

Movement by myself 

Produced by the Unicorn Theatre

Jericho's Rose

16th October-3rd November 2018

The Hope Theatre

Written & Performed by Lilac Yosiphon

Co-Directed by Mike Cole, and myself 

Movement by myself

Produced by Althea Theatre

A play that explores the experience of displacement from a dual perspective, a grandfather struggling with Alzheimer’s and an artist struggling to stay in the UK.

More information on Jericho's Rose can be found here.

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POP MUSIC

12th September-8th December 2018

Latitude Festival, Birmingham Rep and various UK venues

Written by Anna Jordan

Directed by James Grieve

Movement by myself

Produced by Paines Plough, Latitude Festival and Birmingham Rep

A celebration of pop music and how it makes us feel, move and be moved.

For more information about POP MUSIC click here

The Court Must Have a Queen

30th June- 2nd September 2018 

Hampton Court Palace

Written by Ade Solanke

Directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay

Movement by myself

This work was set in 1539, exposing the life and times of the court of Henry the VIII, in The Great Hall of the Kings' Palace, and featured Tudor/Renaissance movement, with an intensely intriguing plot line.

The Dark Room

Nov-Dec 2017

Theatre 503

Written by Angela Betzien

Directed by Audrey Sheffield

Movement Direction by myself

Produced by Paperbark Theatre and Theatre 503. 

The show received two Offies Nominations for Best Director and Best Lighting Design, as well as some great reviews.

5 Stars Everything Theatre

4 Stars Love London Love Culture

4 Stars London City Nights

Also was listed in the Evening Standards Best Arts & Culture to See in London!

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Force

UK Tour 2017-18

Commissioned by C-12 Dance Theatre to be part of Secret Encounters, more information can be found here.

Force is a duet of two lovers brought together by a powerful, unexplainable attraction. Exploring connection, touch and the ability to excerpt control over another person without physically touching them, this work explores the draw and captivation two people have towards each other; friction, gravity, attraction, repulsion. 

UK/European Tour Dates 2017 included:

June 2nd-4th  Dalfsen, Zwolle, Oldenzaal, Netherlands

June 24th-25th Imagine Festival, Watford

July 1st GDIF, London

July 8th-9th Dance Days, Swansea

August 21st/22nd/23rd/24th bOing Festival, Kent

September 9th DNweekeND, Doncaster

The Little Match Girl and Other Happier Tales

The Shakespeare's Globe 2016-2017

Bristol Old Vic 2017-18 & National Tour 2018.

Stories by Hans Christian Andersen, Writer & Co-Adaptor: Joel Horwood, Director & Co-Adaptor: Emma Rice, Designer: Vicki Mortimer, Composer: Stephen Warbeck. Choreography: Myself & Etta Murfitt

Originally part of the WONDER NOIR Season at The Shakespeare's Globe, playing in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from 24th November 2016 through until 22nd January 2017, the show was remounted for Bristol Old Vic and embarked on a UK tour, ending full circle and completing Emma Rice's season at The Globe on 21st April 2018.

The show was beautiful, magical and all things expected of a wondrous Emma Rice production. Show info here.

5 Stars Whats on Stage Review

4 Stars Guardian Review

4 Stars The Telegraph Review

4 Stars The Times Review

4 Stars Time Out Review

4 Stars Evening Standard Review

ProjectLAB 

2016

The Old Market, Brighton

A team of groundbreaking artists came together to investigate the ability of technology to connect and disconnect us - to enable us and also blind us. ProjectLAB was a three day R&D exploration during Brighton Digital Festival 2016. Working with the HTC Vive, the team formed a new language of how to integrate this technology in performance. ​

Directed and Produced by: Christopher Thomas Allen (The Light Surgeons)

Interactive Designers: Ross Cairns and Tommaso Lanza (The Workers)

Interactive Sound Design by Dave Meckin

Choreography by Myself

ProjectLAB took place at The Old Market and was part of the Brighton Digital Festival 2016. For more information about this project, watch the documentary footage in my video gallery here

i know all the secrets in my world  

2015-16

Various venues

Written and directed by Natalie Ibu

Movement by myself

Produced by Tiata Fahodzi

For more information about this performance, please click here.

UK Wide Tour 2015-2016:

Jul/Latitude Festival

Jan/Watford Palace Theatre at West Herts College

Jan/The Porter Theatre, Framlingham College

Feb/Pegasus Theatre, Oxford

Feb/Salisbury Playhouse

Feb/Unity Theatre, Liverpool 

Feb/Lincoln Drill Hall

Feb/Bristol Old Vic

Feb/The Lowry, Salford

Feb/The Drum, Birmingham

Mar/Nottingham Playhouse

Mar/Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Mar/The Albany, London

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Watson

2015

The Albany

Choreography by myself 

Produced by C-12 Dance Theatre 

For more information about this performance, please click here.

Shhh!

2013 & 2015-2016 UK Tour

Various venues

Concept and Choreography by myself

Produced by C-12 Dance Theatre

For more information about this performance, please click here.

Trolleys

2012-2018

UK, Europe & Australian Tours

Choreography by Shaun Parker

Assistant Choreography by myself

Produced by C-12 Dance Theatre and GDIF

For more information about this performance please click here

The Van Man

2012

UK Tour

Concept and Choreography by myself

Produced by C-12 Dance Theatre

For more information about this performance, please click here.