Images:  Jessie Giraud & Victor Isabel Bueno


'Aquarist Nimble' a quirky and charmed explorer, dances across the oceans and deserts to reveal a story of transformation. 

Aquarist Nimble’ from The Fish Project explores a woman in limbo waiting to transform, creating an enchanted space and character. This series is deep in emotion, both reminiscent and humorous in its storytelling and refined in its physical articulation. The work is designed for vignettes to be programmed individually or as a linked series, in one location or traveling between sites (in and outdoor). ‘Aquarist Nimble’ is a sensitive and articulate series that is suitable for children (4-12yrs) and family audiences. 

‘Glass - Aquarist Nimble 1 ’

With a strong sculptural quality Aquarist Nimble, follows the footsteps of those who have gone before. She sets sail and finds herself dancing near a lonely boot filled with messages, perhaps from another lost soul, another like spirit. This quirky and mysterious traveler is eventually driven to wander in search of Emerald.

‘Aquarium - Aquarist Nimble 2’

Following on from ‘Glass’, Aquarist Nimble moves through the town searching to find where Emerald will transform into an extraordinary fish. This work is a storytelling piece about the magic and illusions of wishing.

‘Dust - Aquarist Nimble 3’

With a dream like quality the woman and the fish, Aquarist Nimble and Emerald, are one and the same. Moving with a poetic and dynamic virtuosity she returns home, but in a changed land without water, everything around her turns to dust. 

*Full presentation, touring and technical information can be received upon enquiry. 

Aquarist Nimble’ has been successfully presented at: The Lowry Family Fest, Salford Quays 2010 / City Steps, Liverpool 2010 / Urban Moves International Dance Festival, Greater Manchester 2010 / Golam Bush, France 2010 / Mintfest, Kendal’s International Festival of Street Arts, Kendal Cumbria 2010  / Dance Daze, Penrith 2009.

'Aquarist Nimble' was used as the inspiration for Zion Art Centre's entry in the 2011 Manchester Day Parade. Participants worked on movement drawn from 'Aquarist Nimble' and worked with a visual artist  on creating masks and large scale fish to wear and carry in the parade.


Thank you to: 

Karen Wood, Jonathan Poole, Kevin Edward Turner, Anthony Missen, Natalie Davies, Jo Cartwright and David Johnson.

'Aquraist Nimble' was supported using public funding from The National Lottery via Arts Council England. Also supported by Dance Manchester and Z-arts.