THEATRE and PERFORMANCE
Mon 12 May 2014, 19:30
The Conway Collective presents Parade 2014
The elegant main space at Conway Hall echoes with memories of the original Ballet Russes, the lost romance of Alain Fournier's Le Grandes Meaulnes and the melancholic circus of Federico Fellini.
Curated by Luke Dixon and Jane Turner this Parade was a glorious unfolding display by experienced, individualistic artists of their essential best. Flashes of ingenuity and a multiplicity of theatrical forms intertwined in Conway's atmospheric theatre that is emblazoned with the banner
'to thine own self be true....'
Principia Based on the impossibility of Symbolic Logic, a failed philosophical project of Bertrand Russell and Alfred North Whitehead last published a hundred years ago, Principia is a collaboration with
composer/opera singer Tyrone Landau and dancer Timothy Taylor. Principia first performed at the Conway Hall in 2012 'an interesting mix of song, dance and dialogue to expose the audience to the paradoxes that Whitehead and Russell faced and which everyone did want to talk about' Prof. Steven Bishop, Newsletter of the London Mathematical Society.
Also presented as part of a symposium focusing on Collaborative Creative Practice at London Met. November 2013
Carnaval was a Ballet Russe inspired Venetian Carnival Ball Performance created for the exquisite Blackpool Tower Ballroom in February 2008 and went on to be presented at The Scoop, the Lord Mayor's Assembly on the Thames.
A Whoopee production.
Choreography for Whoopee's Nymphaeum, premiered at Birmingham's Fierce Festival in June 2006 and went on to sell out at London's Porchester Baths, 2/3 December 2006 'delightful display of light, sound and splashing synchronicity. ****' Evening Standard
Since initially choreographing a Grotesque Tiller Girls number for Absolut Vodka promotional event in 2004 I have been choreographing the 'Whoopee Beaux Belles' for regular events: great Eastern Hotel, Camden Palais, Alantic Bar, Hackney Empire, Cobden Club.
theatrenomad - workshop presentation at the People Show, September 2005.
Hoxton Bark Cabaret, Hoxton Hall - 2004 - re-worked Hermes burlesque dance.
Cheval Surprise, HERMES, London 2003 - launch promotional show.
Sick Heart River BANFF Centre, Canada, 2000-2 - with TheatreNomad and Theatre Calgary.
Casanova - at the Drill Hall London with TheatreNomad, May 2000.
Berlin Brecht - at the Drill Hall with Theatre Nomad and performers from the Berliner Ensemble, April 2000.
Voices of Promise concert 29 February 2000 - Greenwich Dome.
The Recurring Technicolor Dream - December 6, 1997 'Garden of Earthly Delights' installation in the ICA's Nash Gallery: dance/film/performance artists/electro-acoustic sound.
Duke Bluebeard's Castle The SOHO Group's British premier production of Balazs' play, Turtle Key Arts Centre, London '95.
Tango Victoria - at Victoria Embankment Gardens with Shared Experience Youth Theatre, '95.
Singing the Body Electric - a Serpentine Gallery/Shared Experience performance installation project linking to the work of visual artist Helen Chadwick, '94.
Peugeot trade presentation show, Birmingham, '94.
Through the Mirror - a cross arts 'LUST' production celebrating the vision of Jean Cocteau at the Notre Damn Hall and Turtle Key arts centre '93.
Limn Gaza's Joy of Return - a large-scale multimedia production sited on the Bluebell Railway, Sussex, for Brighton Festival, awarded a Barclays New Stages Award, '93
Co-led a 12 member dance group that performed weekly in-house at The Fridge Club, Brixton '87.
FILM & VIDEO
Tango-based choreography for a music video 'Libre' as part of the Magnificent Strangers project. Music: Henrik Takkenberg, Dir: Mario Cavalli 2007
Our Town Story - for the New Millennium Experience Company choreographed/directed 5-minute dancevideo for projection in the Theatre at the Greenwich Dome, '99.
Comedy Basics - a short film based on the work of early photographer Muybridge performed with Russell Trigg. Dir: Peter Richardson. Shortlisted for Cannes Film Festival, (dancer '98).
This has and continues to be projected at a range of interdisciplinary performance events.
TV Commercials for: Sears clothing, Chicago; McVities, Japan; Chiquita Bananas, worldwide; with Pizazz Pictures '96/97.
The James Bond movie, Goldeneye, Director: Martin Campbell (performer & choreographer '95).
'Erasure' pop video, choreographer '95.
As choreographer/movement director with Director Mario Cavalli of Pizazz Pictures I worked on a wide range of International TV commercials for clients including TCF Bank (using animatronics), Thorntons, Kraft cheese, TJ Max, Carling Black Label, New Post Office commercials, '93-'95.
Gothic fantasy pop video for Channel X/Antler Records,'94.
Bolero music video for Deutsche Gramafon/Pierre Boulez using classical spanish dance '94.
Carmen, a half-hour version of Bizet's opera broadcast on BBC2 and S4C '93.
Pop promo for the Irish singer Mary Black (dancer/choreographer '92).
Soho Square - a live animation film for C4, winner of numerous awards and an Oscar nominee. Dir. Mario Cavalli/Pizazz Pictures '91.