Janis Claxton Dance – POP-UP DUETS (fragments of love)
I worked as part of the creative team on the Research , Development and Performance. Primarily as Dramaturg. In addition on tour as Rehearsal Director, Tour manger and Stage manager.
“LET’S not mess about: everything about POP-UP Duets is inspired. This is, at every level, a richly inventive, wonderfully perceptive work, danced with a persuasive humanity” Mary Brennan, The Herald *****
Paper Doll Milita – A Wire Apart 2020
A Wire Apart is a modern love story set in the surreal environment of our digitally connected world. Distanced by a world of wires, two lost individuals work on finding each other, but in doing so must first find themselves. Using dance, physical theatre, tight-wire walking and original music, A Wire Apart explores the impact modern communication has on our mental health and ability to connect authentically with one another.
Directed the development and re staging of A Wire Apart. Including devising scenes, choreography, movement direction and Dramaturgy.
Something Happened – MA presentation (distinction) 2021
I am currently researching and developing work for a Dance Circus piece 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.
Jango Starr – One Man Shoe 2016-2019
My most recent show as a performer. 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.
‘We’re talking classic clown, here, and Jango Starr is a master of that art…a subtly sophisticated framework that allows the naive simplicity of his character to triumph over ongoing adversity…Starr’s flair and expertise captivates, we’re knocked out by him!’
Mary Brennan, The Herald ****