*** BRIGHTON FESTIVAL ‘THIS BRIGHT FIELD’ PREMIERE
Very proud to announce that Brighton Festival have co-commissioned our new company work, This Bright Field. The World Premiere will be on 25th May at the Dome'e glorious Concert Hall. Part of Kate Tempest’s 2017 Festival
*** NEW ASSOCIATE ARTIST AT BRIGHTON DOME
To my complete surprise, the Brighton Dome and Festival team have invited to me to become an Associate Artist. To have a 'working home' in the place where I live and to benefit from the various kinds of support they can offer is a dream situation. I'm equally interested to see how I can feed into the organisations future plans and its engagement with local artists and audiences at a key moment when the building is being redeveloped.
*** GENTLE MEN NEW WORK FOR 10 MEN
Gentle Men, my most recent dance commission, was created with and for the 10 male dancers of the undergraduate company, Edge Fwd at Edge Hill University. The 20 minute work is set to songs by Bob Dylan and is lined up to tour to public spaces, music festivals and galleries this summer.
Contact Debbie Milner with touring or booking enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org
*** PROPELLER DANCE TRAINING IN CORNWALL
I'm honoured to be the Patron of Propeller, a brand new dance training programme for young people across Cornwall, the county where I was born and raised. Taught by professional dancers and choreographers, its for 11-16 year olds interested in a career in dance. In May I will create a new work for the 70 students to Premiere and tour this summer.
*** DANZA CONTEMPORANEA DE CUBA 'THE LISTENING ROOM'
Throught the Spring Danza Contemporanea de Cuba toured Clinkard's The Listening Room including performances at The Barbican in London. The work was warmly recieved by audeinces and critics alike...
'...warm, quirky charm from the British dancemaker Theo Clinkard, whose likeable work allows the dancers to show unexpected sides of their collective personality.' The Times
'The work’s charm lies in its seeming spontaneity. It is rather like watching the weather as we see the dancers drift into a quietly private headspace or clump into riotous choruses whose music we can only imagine.' The Guardian
'The dancers throw interpretative shapes in silence or plunge through loose-limbed ribbons of motion in beautifully-crafted, ever-changing formations. ' The Stage
'One minute we’re watching twenty young people in colour-coded long shorts and t-shirts random dancing, iPods plugged into ears, some with eyes closed, the next Reich’s music changes our perceptions. The same moves look different. John Cagean silences sharpen our eyes. Now and then, dancers come forward, try to be inclusive, get a high five from the front row, grin and peel off into their own realm. Whatever they do, they are fabulous to watch, as they throw shapes, hunch and stoop, freeze poses. Some dance solos, some hook up with others. Headspace triggers, free form improvisation, and Pina Bauschian synchronicities determine the dynamic.' British Theatre Guide