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2022-2024

'THE WORD', ST MARTINS YOUTH ARTS

CHOREOGRAPHIC ARTIST

“When things went to shit, I hid into myself, into my own mountains and rivers. Before and now and after. I fought battles with gangs, with history. I’m still listening out for my gut, my soul, my magic.” 

The clock is ticking. 'The Word' is at risk. Two rival groups hide in a disused place, an abandoned archive. They hash out clues to a feud fuelled by fragments from the past. Reaching across the Before, Now and After, the group fights, dreams and grapples with scattered pieces of truth and memory to save 'The Word'. 

 

St Martins’ most artistically ambitious work to date brings together an ensemble of eleven young, diverse performers with a cohort of established practitioners.

 

Inside the imposing architecture of Abbotsford Convent 'The Word' reaches across epochs, emerging out of an organic process of young people digging for light inside recent dark years via creative endeavour and artistic expression. 'The Word' wrestles with systems of power to reclaim and rewrite new future trajectories. 

 

'The Word' erupts from the seam between inner (personal) and outer (political) words and worlds, where young people have been quietly waiting behind masks, walls, and doonas.  

https://stmartinsyouth.com.au/works/the-word/

2009-current

THE LOWRY CENTRE FOR ADVANCED TRAINING

CHOREOGRAPHY. REHEARSAL DIRECTION. SUPPORT ARTIST

'Seeing The Electric'

Created by Bridget Fiske with the students of The Lowry CAT. A score for 50 + dancers to perform live together as an ensemble on Zoom. This work utilised performance philosophies and scores from the collaborative multi-modal international project 'They Gather'. 

'Wildflowers'

Choreographed by Bridget Fiske, Lyndsey Thomas and students of The Lowry CAT. An ensemble work created for live stage performance. Performed at the Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford, UK.

'The Frame We Move Through'

Created by Bridget Fiske and students of The Lowry CAT. A dance for camera work, exhibited as part of the exhibition 'In The Frame' at The Lowry Galleries, Salford, UK.

'Walking Manchester'

Created by Anne Wilson. Fiske's role Collaborating Choreographer. Presented as part of 'COTTON: Global Threads' at The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK.

'On The Wire'

Created by Bridget Fiske, Andrew Crofts and students of The Lowry CAT. A live and interactive digital video work, originally commissioned for Digit Fest (The Lowry) and presented during the CAT season Modulate at The Lowry.

Rehearsal direction and support artist on works choreographed by: Joss Arnott, Akram Khan Company, Francis Angel and Phil Sanger

2016

DANCE MANCHESTER'S INTERGENERATIONAL FLASHMOB

CHOREOGRAPHER. PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR

Created by Bridget Fiske and Participants. Performed at Manchester Art Gallery, UK.

2015

'WE CLOSED OUR EYES TO THE SUN'

CHOREOGRAPHER

Created and performed with 2nd & 3rd year BA Dance Students.

2009-2017

'STRIDE'

OUTREACH & SUPPORT ARTIST. CHOREOGRAPHER. REHEARSAL DIRECTOR. ARTS AWARDS ADVISOR

Reaching young men in many different areas of Greater Manchester with performance outcomes at British Dance Edition and The Birmingham Hippodrome, Victoria Baths, The Lowry, Urban Moves International Dance Festival and in Heilbron Germany.

2022

'FLOWERS FOR ASTEROIDS'

CO-DIRECTOR. CO-CHOREOGRAPHER

Intensive creative, rehearsal, and production project with 2nd and 3rd year Bachelor of Arts Dance students at University of Salford, creating a new 15-minute stage performance work. Co-created and Directed with Joseph Lau as Project Auske.

2019

'MATTER' - QUEENSLAND CREATIVE ARTS ACADEMY 

CO-CREATOR

A creative process using performance philosophies, material, choreographic processes, scores and subjects from Bridget's multi-modal and international collaborative project 'They Gather'.

2016

'STELLARIUM'

CHOREOGRAPHER

A Dance and Astrophysics project working with astrophysicists, Dr Rowan Smith, Norman Lockyer Fellow at Jodrell Bank, University of Manchester and Dr Helen Mason of the University of Cambridge, with additional support from Philippa Browning, Professor of Astrophysics  at Jodrell Bank, University of Manchester. ​ Performed at the Great Primary Science Share at Manchester Town Hall, the Great Science Share Takeover for Secondary school students at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester Day and as part of Signatures Youth Dance Trail, a partnership project by Dance Manchester and the Lowry, presented as part of UDance, the national youth dance festival. ​

https://www.communitydance.org.uk/DB/animated-library/stellarium?ed=41635

http://www.socialresponsibility.manchester.ac.uk/news/july-2016/dancing-with-the-stars--blending-science-and-the-arts-for-manchester-day/

2016

'BEFORE THE PASS'

CHOREOGRAPHER AS AN ASSOCIATE ARTIST OF COMPANY CHAMELEON

A large scale work performed by over 400 young people and youth dance leaders from across the North of England, performed at Rugby League Magic Weekend at St James's Park, Newcastle.

1997-current

VARIOUS PROJECTS

CHOREOGRAPHER

The Lowry Youth Theatre Company, MAD Dance House, River City Dance, Cecchetti Queensland, Corinda High School, St Aidan's Anglican Girls School, Indooroopilly Montessori Kindergarten. and more.

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