Jan. Directing annual Choreographer / Composers intensive, artEZ, Arnhem, Netherlands.
Jan. Running project at Falmouth University.
Running DEBS mentoring scheme at Dance Base Edinburgh 2019-2020.
Jan. Directing annual Choreographers / composers intensive, artEZ Arnhem.
Jan. Project at Falmouth University.
Feb. Solo research project at Dancebase Edinburgh with Clive Andrews And Skye Reynolds.
Feb. Re-directing "Tarn" for Prime at Dancebase Edinburgh.
March. Tarn performed as installation at "Glimpse" at Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh.
March. Taking part in Magnetic North's "Space/time" residency at Lythe Arts Center.
April Ensemble performed at Aerowaves Festival, Paris.
May. New solo project "Bets of 65" with Silke Z, Cologne.
May. Ensemble performed at Dublin Dance Festival.
May. Creating solo and teaching workshop in Berlin, at Liebig 12.
June. Auditioning DEBS for Dance Base graduate support scheme, Edinburgh
June. Dramaturge for Kuo-Shin Chuang / Pangcah Dance Theatre. residency, Dance Base , Edinburgh
July. Rehearsing "Ensemble", Dance Base, Edinburgh.
August. "Ensemble" at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
August / Sept. directing Matabolist cast in "Die Anderen" project, Cologne.
Sept. Teaching at Forum Danca, lisbon.
Oct. Performing "Best of 65" in Ringlockschuppen, Germany.
Oct. Performing "Still(here) in Aosta, italy.
Oct / Nov. Directing more "Die Anderen" material, Cologne.
Nov /.Dec. "Die Anderen" rehearsals and premiere, Cologne.
Jan. Teaching at Falmouth University.
March. .New project with Silke Z, Cologne.
March. Performing "Still(here)" mens-version in Cologne.
April. Remaking "343 m/s" for Experimentica festival;, Cardiff.
April. Site-managing Janis Claxton's "Pop Up Duets" Singapore International Arts Festival.
May. Performing "Still(here)" Dance City, Newcastle.
June. Continuing rehearsals and premiering "You Are Safe" Silke Z piece, Die Alte Feurwache, Cologne.
June/July. Joining Robbie Synge and Lucy Boyes "Ensemble" project, Dance base Edinburgh.
July/Aug. Final rehearsals and premiere of "Ensemble", Eden Court, Inverness.
Aug/Sept. Site managing Janis Claxton's "Pop Up Duets", Tanzmesse, Dusseldorf.
Sept. Performing "343 m/s" with Stuart Jackson and Katy Dymoke at STREAM festival, Dartington.
Nov. Performing "Ensemble " at Yorkshire Dance and Lyth Arts Centre.
Nov. Beginning new solo project with Silke Z, Cologne.
Jan.. Metabolism devising week in Cologne..
Projects/teaching at Falmouth University
March. Metabolism in Tilburg.
Still(here) in Hannover.
Metabolism premiere in Cologne
April. Made and performed new duet "343 m/s" with Stuart Jackson for Buzz Cut Festival, Glasgow.
metabolism premiered in Tilburg.
May.. Metabolism in Ludwigsburg.
June. Still(here) in Lisbon
Teaching choreographic workshop for Maria Ramos, Lisbon.
Oct. Creating new piece for iDance, Scotland.
Mentoring for The Workroom, Glasgow.
Nov. Buenos Aires . Teaching and mentoring at LEM .
Dec. Running Choreographer/Composers intensive, artEZ Arnhem.
Still(here) at Cannes Dance Festival
In January 2016 I'm back at Falmouth University College working with students.
Also in January I am at Dance Base in Edinburgh for 2 weeks research, working on duets between young and older dancers....
...and hopefully exploring something of the physical narratives of ageing, illness and exchange between moving generations.
In Febuary 2016 I'm commissioned to make a new piece for CAT students at Dance City Newcastle.
Feb / March / April 2016 making new duet "Still (here)" with Silke Z / Resistdance. Previewed in Ludwigsburg in April, then premiered in Cologne in September.
In April and May directing Caroline Simon in her new solo "Bore Me", in Cologne.
In Sept and Oct involved in making group piece "Metabolism" in Cologne.
Sept 29/30. Premiere of "Still(here). Konle Kunstler Theatre
Oct/Nov Running workshops with iDance, Kilmarnock.
In Nov commissioned to make new touring piece with BA students in Newcastle.
In Nov, teaching for 2 weeks back at Northern School of Contemporary Dance
In Dec back in Arnhem at artEZ running the Choreographer/Composers intensive again.
In Dec performing "Still(here) 2 more times in Cologne.
Performing ""Jess meets Angus" in Ludwigsburg, Germany in April at a festival, and teaching a workshop.
Also in April I'm making the very first piece with "Prime", the new over 60's semi-pro company based at Dance Base Edinburgh,
to be shown at Edinburgh Fringe, then goes to Singapore in Sept, then to tour Scotland with a piece by Scottish Ballet.
In May, I begin work with Silke Z and Felix Marchand on new long-term project.
The first part is in May and June in Koln, and is called "Stand Up", a solo by Felix, directed, shown and researched in different contexts.
Apparently, I'm a founding member of "AID" (Aging Impro Dance), a new collective that will occasionally meet,
perform, and forget each others names on an irregular basis. First show June 11 at Studio 11, Koln.
In October I'm replacing Andrew Morrish in "Silke meets Andrew" in Munich, but I will be NO WAY as good as the delightful Mr Morrish.
Also teaching workshops in Munich.
Also in October Andrew Morrish and I do our annual 2 nights of impro performance together. This year its called "Democracy Sucks".
In October and November I rejoin Silke Z and her merry crew in Koln for the next research block on "Unmittelbarkeit".
We investigate the performance praxis of 3 delightful folk, Marion, Felix and Andrew, and spend a few days kicking over
ideas, models, thoughts and responses to Silke's investigations into what this "immediacy" in performer-audience relationship might be....
For this we can blame Hegel.
In December I'm back again to artEZ in Arnhem to run "CHOCO", the annual choreographer / composers intensive.
Also in Dec I'm in London doing my annual "Contact-into-Composition weekend at Moving East, This year it is called "There is no such thing as Yorkshire". Which is obviously true.