The short of it…
I have been working in the performing arts professionally for 33 years, across the fields of Circus, Dance, Improvisation and Contemporary Performance. Both solo and with companies in the British Isles and Australia as a Contemporary Clown, Physical Theatre Actor, Dancer, Aerialist and Juggler variously in Arts Festivals, Street Festivals, Theatres, Big Top Circus and commercial entertainment.
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My most recent work, One Man Shoe, Directed by Gerry Mulgrew, a contemporary theatre clown show for families, notched up 140+ performances across 110 venues, in small scale theatres and on the Rural Touring network, 2016-19.
Since the mid 90’s I have done in depth research, training and performance in Dance, Improvisation and Contemporary Performance. I have been an ongoing lead performer in the Dance Theatre works of Angus Balbernie and a featured performer in Janis Claxton Dance, Human Zoo series. This developed into the role of Dramaturg with Janis Claxton Dance, as well as Performance & Rehearsal Director for POP Up duets.
This led me, along with the wealth of experience in various body and performative techniques to pursue an MA in Directing Circus and Performance from which I graduated in March 2021 with a distinction.
I am currently researching and developing work around Grief and Living in Present Absence. In particular exploring embodied absence and disembodied presence.
This has been informed by Covid restrictions, working with performers online and integrating these video performers into live performance. I have a primary interest in the expressiveness of the whole human through emotionally embodied movement in cogent theatrical contexts.
The short of it…