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CHOREOGRAPHY / DIRECTION

'Counting Sheep: Staging A Revolution'

Role: Choreographic & Rehearsal Director

VAULT Festival 2019

'Trustees'

Role: Movement Direction

Malthouse Theatre and Melbourne International Arts Festival. 

Season: September 28 to October 21, 2018

WRITTEN BY / Natalia Kaliada & Nicolai Khalezin (Directors of Belarus Free Theatre) with Daniel Schlusser and the cast. DIRECTED BY / Natalia Kaliada & Nicolai Khalezin. CAST / Tammy Anderson, Natasha Herbert, Niharika Senapati, Hazem Shammas, Daniel Schlusser. SET & COSTUME DESIGN / Romanie Harper. LIGHTING DESIGN / Amelia Lever-Davidson. SOUND DESIGN & COMPOSITION / Jethro Woodward. TRANSLATION / Daniella Kaliada. STAGE MANAGER / Adam Chesnutt. ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER / Adelaide Harney.

w/ BELARUS FREE THEATRE

'Burning Doors'

Role: Choreographic & Rehearsal Director

Winner 2016 ‘Best Ensemble’ Off Westend Theatre Awards.

Listed in the New York Times Best Theatre of 2017.

Premiere Leicester Curve (UK). 

Touring to: Soho Theatre and various UK venues, VIE Festival (Modena, IT), Melbourne Arts Centre (AU), Theatre der Welt (DE), Tampere Theatre Festival (FI), On The Boards (Seattle USA), La MaMa (NYC USA), The Clarice (Maryland USA) and Luminato (Toronto).

‘Red Forest’ 

Role: Movement & Rehearsal Director and International Researcher

The role of international researcher involved travelling through Bangladesh, India, Nigeria and Australia meeting with communities effected by climate change and manmade disaster. 

Premiered at Young Vic for LIFT Festival (London, UK). Touring to: MOT Festival (Skopje, MK), VIE Festival (Modena, IT) and Le Vie Dei Festival (Rome, IT).

2013: ‘London Eyes’

Role: Movement Director

A Young Vic Parallel Production with Belarus Free Theatre, working with 18-25 year old young artists. 

‘Trash Cuisine’

Role: Choreographer & Rehearsal Director

Originally commissioned and presented as part of The European Cultural Foundation’s ‘Imagining Europe’. Premiere October 2012: Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam. Touring to: Schouwburg (Rotterdam, NL), Swedish Biennial for Performing Arts (Jönköping, SE), Mayfest Tabbacco Factory (Bristol, UK), Young Vic (London, UK), Pleasance Courtyard - The Grande, Edinburgh Fringe Festival (winner of the 2013 Impatto Totale Award) and  La MaMa (New York City, USA). 

INDEPENDANT & COMMISSIONED WORKS

2016/2017: ‘Person/ All’

Role: Choreographer, Performer & Producer

In collaboration with Joseph Lau, the presentation of the triple bill ‘Person/ All’ including existing and work in development opening Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance Brisbane (AU).

2017-current:  ‘The Body of Us’

Role: Concept, Design & Direction

An interactive guided dance and movement experiences for audiences animating the foyer spaces of theatres. Presented at: Dance: Sampled at The Lowry 2017 & 2018  (Salford, UK) and Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance Brisbane, Judith Wright Centre (AU).

2016-current: "Inner Terra' 

Role: Choreographer & Performer

Presented at TURN 2016 (Contact, Manchester), University of Salford and Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance Brisbane (Judith Wright Centre, AU). 

Born out of research realised within the framework of BesPectACTIve!

2016: 'Because of Gravity'

Role: Choreographer & Performer

Created and presented as a part of The Future at The Lowry. The Future is a collaboration between Rambert and The Lowry to showcase original works choreographed and performed by Rambert’s dancers and artists from the north of England. Also presented as part of The Lowry's 'After Hours In The Galleries'. 

2016: 'Stellarium'

Role: Choreographer

A youth dance and astrophysics collaboration project. A partnership between Dance Manchester and Science & Engineering Education Research & Innovation Hub (SEERIH), at University of Manchester. Presented during 2016 at Manchester Day, Great Science Share and U Dance 2016 (national event at The Lowry, Salford UK).

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2015: ‘Before The Pass’

Role: Choreographer

As an Associate Artist of Company Chameleon, Bridget choreographed ‘Before The Pass,’ performed by hundred’s of youth and community performers as part of the Rugby League Cares Dance Programme - Join the Momentum (JtM). ‘Before The Pass’ was performed at St James Park for Magic Weekend, May 30 and 31 2015.

2015: 'YES Move. NO Move. (Moved?)'

In collaboration with Andrew Crofts, Melita Jurisic, Joseph Lau, Miguel Marin, Catherine Simmonds and Community

A seven week residency project exploring issues of border and rights to movement, involving as contributors and performers current asylum seeking, activist, Roma artists and youth and emigrant worker communities and individuals. Relalised in the framework of BeSpectACTive! Developed via residencies with B51 Cultural Society (Slovenia), Tanec Praha (Czech Republic) and Radu Stanca National Theatre (Romania).

2015: 'Never The Foxes' & 'Holding Night'

Role: Choreographer & Performer

As part of the Moving Dance Forward Associates scheme Bridget researched two new works; ‘Never The Foxes’ a new ensemble work and ‘Holding Night’ a new solo interactive light and sound work. Bridget collaborated with Joseph Lau, Navala Chaudhari, Stephanie Pan, Richard Causer, Andrew Crofts and Tricia Coleman on the development of these works.

 

2014: 'We Closed Our Eyes To The Sun'

Role: Choreographer

Performed by and created with 2nd and 3rd year Dance and Dance Theatre Students from University of Salford. Commissioned by the Moving Dance Forward.

2013: ‘The Ice, the Land and the Sea’

Role: Choreographer, Performer & Co-director

Created in collaboration with Andrew Crofts as part of FISKE & CROFTS. Commissioned by Illuminating York 2013. A live and digital public space projection and performance for the Jorvick Viking Centre. 

2007: ‘The Electrician Travels North’

Role: Choreographer

A solo work performed by Joseph Lau for the independent season ‘Collection One’ (Brisbane, AU).

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2000: ‘In Between’ 

Role: Choreographer

Presented at The Queensland Art Gallery for Australian Dance Week

w/ MUSIC & THEATRE

OUT OF THE BLUE PRODUCTIONS

 

2013: 'Bones of Spring’

Role: Co-choreographer, Performer and Video Artist

A live and digital video work designed for the foyers of The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Presented as an accompanying event to a BBC Philharmonic Orchestra concert. 

 

2012: ‘revolve’

​Role: Co-choreographer and Performer

Performed in Urban Moves International Dance Festival (Manchester). 

 

2011: ‘evolve’

​Role: Co-choreographer and Performer

In partnership with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra that celebrated the opening of the orchestra’s new studio at MediaCityUK. 

 

2010-2011: ‘Simple Remains’ 

​Role: Co-choreographer and Performer

With eu-art-network and Austrian Cultural Forum (London). Presented at eu-art-network Symposium 2010 (Austria), Austrian Cultural Forum (London) and Teatro La Fenice (Venice). 

SARAH SAYEED / SISTER ELEMENTS

2012-current: ‘Sufi In The City’

Role: Associate Director, Curation, Making & Performance

Led by Sarah Sayeed, 'Sufi In The City' is a contemporary interdisciplinary arts project gathering influence from Sufi artistic forms. Current interventions focus on the structures and philosophies within music, dance and text. The study of these philosophies and artistic forms acts as a point of departure to ask social and personal questions about spirituality, modernity, dogma, freedom and gender. Outcomes to date presented at New Art Exchange (Nottingham) and The Whitworth Art Gallery (Manchester).

www.sufiinthecity.com

 

OTHER

2005: ‘The Oracle’ 

Role: Choreographer

Directed by Shane Jones at The Brisbane Powerhouse. 

2005: Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre, 'Sub:Con Warrior One'

Role: Movement advisor

2000: ‘Dance, Dance, Dance’ with the Queensland Orchestra 

Role: Co-choreographer with Kristen Bell and Performer

Queensland Performing Arts Complex Concert Hall.

w/ YOUTH, COMMUNITY & IN-EDUCATION

current: Contact Youth Company 'Baby Fever'

Role: Associate Artist

Produced by Contact. Commissioned by Contact and SICK! Festival. Created by Contact Young Company and Theater Degasten. Directed by Theater Degasten. Assistant Artist – Miray Sidhom

 

2017: Dance Manchester : Intergenerational Flashmob for Manchester International Women's Festival

Role: Choreographer and Project Coordinator

Engaging girls and women from across Greater Manchester in the creation and performance of a flashmob presented at Manchester Art Gallery.

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2014: ‘The Frame We Move Through’

Role: Choreographic Facilitator and Video Editor

A dance video work created in collaboration with students from The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training in Dance for ‘In The Frame’ a dance film exhibition in The Lowry galleries. 

 

2012: Anne Wilson’s ‘Walking The Warp: Manchester’ 

Role: Collaborating Choreographer

Presented as part of COTTON: Global Threads, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. 

 

 

2011: ‘On The Wire'

Role: Choreographer

Made in collaboration with media/lighting designer Andrew Crofts and students from The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training. Performed at part of Digitfest (The Lowry Salford Quays) in June 2011 and as part of the national CAT event 'Modulate' in July 2011 (The Lowry Salford Quays).

2009 - 2017: 'STRIDE'

Role: Support Artist  - rehearsal director (2009), outreach and regular session delivery and lead and contributing choreography. 

A Dance Manchester project in partnership with Company Chameleon, engaging young men across Greater Manchester in Dance. STRIDE has a focus on presenting outcomes in sited contexts. Performances at: The Lowry (Salford), British Dance Edition 2010 (Birmingham Hippodrome), Urban Moves 2010,  'Signatures' at The Lowry and Victoria Baths, Manchester. Outreach engaged young men via education organisations (including pupil referral units),  sports clubs (including for young people with special needs), youth clubs and via youth services.

2010 ‘In The Distance I See Them Running’ for Ludus Youth Dance Company

Role: Choreographer

 

2007: ‘A Debate of the Heart’ for The Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts studio season

Role: Director and Choreographer

2007: 'Cinderella: The MAD Version' for MAD Dance House

Role: Contributing Choreographer

2005: ‘Jack’ for Cecchetti Queensland,

Role: Choreographer

Presented at The Brisbane Powerhouse for the Cecchetti Conference.

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