Below is a list of some of the main performance and art companies which I have or still do work with. They are listed in Alphabetical Order:
Bicycle Ballet create exhilarating outdoor dance performances on bikes, exploring the joyful highs and gritty lows of cycling. The choreographies fuse dance, circus and physical theatre with visual spectacle, comedy and striking soundtracks.
For them; at its heart, its all about the bike. Expressing the freedom and fun of cycling, and exploring people’s partnerships with their trusty steeds.
I am working as a freelance Performer for Bicycle Ballet’s new production, ‘Everyday Hero‘
CrashDuo is a collaboration between myself and Danny Prosser. Looking to create original movement, playing with the body’s relationship to senses, weight and falling. We also run workshops that look at creating physical interventions between performers, creating narrative, shape, relationships and ensemble. Our most recent work, ‘A Silent Duet‘ emerged after spending a month in silence. Exploring our physical relationship and interaction with those around us.
Harriet Quinn and Company
Harriet Quinn is a Dance Artist and Choreographer originally from the West Midlands. She trained at Dartington College of Arts, Devon (University College Falmouth) and Hochschule fur Schausplelkunst “Ernst Busch”, Berlin. Harriet also spent time studying Kathak (South Asian Classical Dance) at London Contemporary Dance School and in New Delhi with her Guru Malti Shyam.
I worked under the direction of Harriet in the creation and performing of ‘Shakti‘
Hyperfusion are a not-for-profit professional theatre company whose innovative approach is used to empower people through theatre. The company presents programmes of live theatre, forum theatre, interactive theatre-in-education, community and new writing plays, workshops and training for adults, young people, students, teachers and professionals.
I worked with Hyperfusion in the collaborative creation of their new show ‘Bobbie’ which toured around primary schools in Essex and Hertfordshire in 2012 and 2013. This forum theatre style piece allows children to witness the problems Bobbie faces and get a hands on approach as they attempt to resolve them.
Ingo Theatre formed in 2011 at University College Falmouth incorporating Dartington College of Arts. They collaborate upon an equal level to construct new and innovative devised theatre. The company consists of: Stefan Andersson, Fran Bowler, Ben Driscoll, Alfred Heffer, Josephine Joy McCourt and Tom Durrant.
The company works within physical theatre genres, taking influence from Goat Island and Lone Twin’s theatre works whilst also developing unique ways to deliver material to an audience. Each member of the company has a strong background in physical, dance and textual practices and has explored creating work for site and studio based productions.
Protein Dance believe creating and performing dance is crucially connected with everyday life. Artistic Director, Luca Silvestrini takes everyday issues and subjects them to a deep, witty analysis through his own very idiosyncratic and distinctive dance theatre. Driving their approach is a desire to connect theatrical experience with the life stories of participants – amateur or professional – and audiences. The result is work of humour, pathos and invention that reflects the integrity and absurdity of its ingredients.
Totally Irrelevant Theatre Company
Totally Irrelevant Theatre Company formed in 2008 whilst studying at Dartington College of Arts. They are: Billie Beckley, Ben Driscoll, Tom Durrant and Sam Powell.
Totally Irrelevant make theatre and installation works that are accessible to a wide audience with an aim to entertain, challenge and provoke. Playful and interactive, they work with questioning themselves and audiences from the extraordinary to the completely mundane, incorporating many different aesthetic styles, engaging physically, emotionally and sensorially. They are interested in making work that engages with audiences who aren’t necessarily in the arts or regular theatre goers by spreading events over a number of locations on the map and performing in spaces such as restaurants, bars, library’s, street corners and hair dressers.
In 2010, Totally Irrelevant successfully procured funding for their work and toured around the south west region with workshops, performances and installations.