Best described by a student, who after I had 3 bad attacks of Bells Palsy said, "Never mind Angus, you always looked like an angry boiled egg".
I do stuff that's mostly choreographic and based on movement.
I've made and directed around 85 pieces. They have been funded, un-funded, awarded, commissioned, supported in alternative ways....always though, devised and co-created with great folk, with many made in unusual ways and unusual places across Europe, North and South America, Canada and the far east.
I taught for years at ArtEZ and EDDC Arnhem, The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, Dartington College of Arts and Falmouth University. I was acting head of Choreography and Creative Studies at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, then a full-time lecturer there, and have been a visiting lecturer in conservatoires and universities around Europe and in Venezuela, South Korea, Argentina, Canada and the USA.
I was visiting professor of choreography at the Korean National University of the Arts in Seoul, and at LEM Buenos Aires, Argentina.
After being at Northern for 3 years I pretty much quit teaching. I think we'd all had enough! So I spent more time making the odd commisioned piece, performing again for Silke Z in her "Metabolists" company based in Cologne, and improvising occasionaly with Andrew Morrish.
I still run the very occasional workshop in places like Danca Forum in Lisbon and Theatre Werkstatt in Ludwigsburg, and still teach a bit and run "Choco" at ArtEZ, Arnhem.
I don't really enjoy the noise and hype of a lot of performances anymore. The over-funded stuff and the spectacular seem hard to digest, I enjoy smaller things in unusual spaces and studios, and work made by the unfunded, the unnoticed, the improvisers, the different and the broken. I enjoy people finding ways to move and compose and share themselves in space simply because they still have too.... That's probably enough no?