Movement direction for performing arts and media

Shot by Oscar Castellino
Shot by Oscar Castellino

Since 2009 I work with performing arts professionals performers, singer, dancers, choreographers, directors and musicians to improve their work in live theatre, opera, concerts, film, video and photo-shoots. I work both one-to-one, and in rehearsal.

In close collaboration with clients, I identify and work to refine, for example, character physicality,  non-verbal communication and composition in space. I offer an outside eye during rehearsal processes and practical solutions to individual needs. I tailor bespoke warm-up and cool down strategies for productions for performers to take with them on tour.

My influences include Rudolph Laban and Irmgard Bartenieff’s principles, safe body-practice and my experiences as a performer, choreographer and director in a range of contexts. I enjoy working in and for many contexts: theatres and non-traditional performances spaces, outdoors and on location.

My work as a Movement Director, Coach and Choreographer includes

– theatre companies

MolinoGroupDesert, The Roland ProjectMuch Further Out Than You Thought

UNTitled TheatreBeast

HoboTheatreHeaven in Berlin

Theatre Delicatessen, Great White UnknownHenry V, A Doll’s House,  Mercury Fur, Fanshen, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Bread & Goose

I have worked with Kezia Cole of Sharklegs theatre company since 2010.

– musicians, bands and opera companies

Barefoot OperaAlcina, Carmen, L’elisir D’amore

Squeeze band, choreography for camera with Janine Harrington, for Slap and Tickle, 2010/11 US and UK tour

Titanium Sporkestra steampunk marching band

Laurel Collective band

– and working on short films, music videos and photo-shoots 

Maria-Laura Wandavi knitwear designer promotional video, shot on location

The Unfortunate Tale of the Three Crowboys short film trailer, directed by Henry Bell and Tom Adriani

Movement performer and assistant to photographer Andy Day (dance and movement photography course, Central Saint Martins)

Bespoke choreography commission for The Outlook Creative Group

 

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