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"Traditional Ukrainian songs and dances become screams and guerrilla training in a heartbeat with directional magic... the unwavering and tireless company succeeds in sharing a heartwarming sense of belonging."​

Cindy Marcolina, on 'Counting Sheep: Staging A Revolution' - Broadway World, 2019

Theatre / Film / Digital / Music Projects

Belarus Free Theatre (2012-current)

'Burning Doors' with Pussy Riot's Maria Alokhyna

Role: Choreographic & Rehearsal Director

Winner ‘Best Ensemble’ Off Westend Awards

Listed in the New York Times Best Theatre of 2017

Premiere Leicester Curve (Leicester, UK).  Touring to: Soho Theatre (London, UK) and various UK venues, VIE Festival (Modena, IT), Melbourne Arts Centre (Melbourne, AU), Theatre der Welt (Hamburgh, DE), Tampere Theatre Festival (Tampere, FI), On The Boards (Seattle, USA), La MaMa (NYC, USA), The Clarice (Maryland, USA), Luminato (Toronto, CA) and Ivan Franko Theatre (Kyiv, UA).

'Trash Cuisine'

Role: Choreographic & Rehearsal Director

Winner 2013 Impacto Totale Award

Originally commissioned and presented as part of The European Cultural Foundation’s ‘Imagining Europe’. Premiere October 2012: Stadsschouwburg (Amsterdam, NL). 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). 

'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, environmental 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).

'Eyes For London' 

A Young VIC Parallel Production

Directed by: Natalia Kaliada, Nicolai Khalezin & Vladimir Shcherban

Movement Direction: Bridget Fiske

 

'Counting Sheep: Staging A Revolution' (2019)

Presented by Selfconsious Productions & Wild Yak, in association with Hot Feat Productions.

★★★★ The Times and The Sunday Times ★★★★ Time Out London ★★★★ WhatsOnStage ★★★★ Culture Whisper ★★★★★ The Arts Desk ★★★★★ The Reviews Hub ★★★★★ Theatre Weekly ★★★★★ A Younger Theatre ★★★★★ BroadwayWorld

Created and written by: Mark and Marichka Marczyk

Directors and co-writers: Natalia Kaliada and Nicolai Khalezin

Music: Balaklava Blues

Choreographic & Rehearsal Director: Bridget Fiske

 

'Trustees' Malthouse Theatre & Melbourne International Festival (2018)

★★★★★

'If there is only one piece of theatre you see this year, make it 'Trustees'

Theatre People

'Demonstrates the critical importance and value of funding brave new works that cross cultural and stylistic boarders.'

The Australian

'Trustees is by far the most relevant, powerful and responsive piece of theatre I’ve seen in a long time.'

Owen James, Theatre Press

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

Movement Direction by: Bridget Fiske

 

'Baby Fever' (2019)

Contact Youth Company & SICK! Festival

'Baby Fever' explores the relationship between milestones and materialism, fusing movement with monologues and physical theatre.'

Created by: Contact Young Company and Theater DEGASTEN
Directed by: Theater DEGASTEN

Associate Artist: Bridget Fiske
Assistant Artist: Miray Sidhom

'Iron Butterflies' (2019-current)

Babylon '13

A hybrid documentary based on the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine.

Financed by Ukrainian Film State Agency

Producers: Andrii Kotliar, Anna Zobnina, Alexandra Bratyschenko

Director: Roman Lubiy

Choreographer & performer: Bridget Fiske

 
 
 

'The Ice, the Land and the Sea' (2013)

Commissioned by Illuminating York

A live and projection mapping work for the Jorvik Viking Centre that tells the story of a young girl who left her home far across the North Sea and travelled to York 1000 years ago, crossing paths with great characters from the Viking age.

Co-created & Directed by Bridget Fiske & Andrew Crofts

Live performance by: Bridget Fiske

Composed by: Miguel Marin

Written by: Libby Crofts

Illustrations by: Maria Khalezina

Edited by: Andrew Crofts, Bridget Fiske, & Simon Wainwright

Vocal performer: Anna Wilson Hall

Video performers: Padraig Confrey, Anthony Missen & Gemma Nixon

Out of the Blue Productions (2010-2012)

An independent new music and dance collective.

Fiske worked as a Co-producer, Choreographer, Performer and Video Artist as part of this collective.

'revolve', an outdoor and public space work presented at Urban Moves International Dance Festival, Manchester, UK. 

Composed by Gavin Wayte.

Choreographed by Bridget Fiske & Joseph Lau.

Performed by Richard Causer, Bridget Fiske & Louise Thomson.

'Bones of Spring', an interactive video and sited performance work presented at Bridgewater Hall as part of BBC Philharmonic Ink Still Wet programme.

Composed by Gavin Wayte.

Performed by Bridget Fiske, Joseph Lau and members of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

Technical direction and interactive media design by Andrew Crofts

'evolve', a sited work for the Gala opening of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra's new studios and Media City UK, including performances by musicians from the BBC Philharmonic.

Composed by Emily Howard and Gavin Wayte.

Performed by Bridget Fiske, Joseph Lau and members of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

'Simple Remains', a sited work presented at Austrian Cultural Forum London and Teatro La Fenice Venice for eu-art-network (conducted by Gerhard Kramer and performed by members of the La Fenice Orchestra).

Composed by Emily Howard and Gavin Wayte.

Performed by Bridget Fiske, Joseph Lau and Gavin Wayte. 

Adapted into the short video work 'Presence' filmed at the Austrian Cultural Forum London.

Workshop delivery has included a two day ensemble and physical improvisation workshops delivered by Bridget Fiske and Joseph Lau with members of Manchester Camerata, and a workshop for music staff and students at University of Salford delivered by Bridget Fiske, Joseph Lau and Gavin Wayte.

 
 
 

'Red Rain' (2010)

Commissioned by moves - International Festival Of Movement On Screen & The Watching Dance Project

Concept, choreography, co-media design and performance: Bridget Fiske

Composed by: Miguel Marin

Co-media design & Operation by: Andrew Crofts

Dramaturgy & Operation by: Jospeh Lau

Presented at: moves - International Festival Of Movement On Screen & Kinesthetics Empathy Concepts & Contexts (Manchester, UK) and Mercy’s Midnight Specials at The Cooperative for Liverpool Biennial.

 

'Three Crows on the Road' (2009 - 2010)

The GEF House Experiment

Winner of the inaugural 2009 TURN Prize (Dance Manchester, hAb & greenroom)

 

An immersive promenade dance and video work. Also adapted for outdoor public space and festival performance.

Concept, choreography, media design, sound design and performance: Julia Griffin, Kate Engineer & Bridget Fiske.

Presented at greenroom, Manchester and Urban Moves International Dance Festival.

With The Queensland Symphony Orchestra

'Dance. Dance. Dance' (2000)

Fiske's role: Performer & Co-Choreographer with Kristen Bell. Including a re-interpretation of 'The Dying Swan' performed by Rachael Osborne. Performed at the Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Complex.

 

'Accented Body' (2005-2006)

Creative Producer / Director Cheryl Stock

2006 Brisbane International Festival

'Accented Body' was a dance-led international, interdisciplinary, intercultural large scale project investigating connection and the body 'as site and in site'. 

Fiske's role: 

Curatorial Assistant to Director / Producer Cheryl Stock.

 

Performer: 'Presences' & 'Dissolving Presences' (Directed by Cheryl Stock),

Performer / Choreographer: 'Global Drifts' (Concept Direction: Sarah Rubidge & Hellen Sky. Co-Director, visuals: Sarah Rubidge. Co-director, live and virtual choreography: Hellen Sky. Interactive visual media,: Hyojung Seo. Interactive sound: Seunghye Kim. Non-linear sound: Stan Wijnans Performer / choreographer: Liz Lea. Project Management London: Diana Henry Associates. Streaming London: Mick Ritchie. Technical assistance, London: Alan Stones and Charlotte Miles).

Delivery Portfolio

University of Salford, Manchester, UK
Delivery of practical and contextual lectures on dance and digital practices.

University of Central Lancashire, UK

Delivery of BA Performance module 'Performance Technique'

Roehampton University, London, UK

Guest delivery of MA in Choreography unit 'Creating Event Spaces' with collaborator Andrew Crofts. 

UDance NW, The Lowry, Manchester, UK

Workshops for children and young people as part of a region wide festival on interactive digital dance.

Artists Professional Development workshops produced by Dare Dance, Barrow-in-Furness, UK

Delivery of weeklong public workshops in dance and interactive digital practices utilising the software Isadora with collaborator Andrew Crofts..

The Place Summerhouse, London, UK, (2011 and 2012)

Delivery of week-long public workshops in dance and interactive digital practices utilising the software Isadora with collaborators Andrew Crofts and Joseph Lau.

 

‘The Oracle’ (2005)

 

Role: Choreographer

Directed by Shane Jones at The Brisbane Powerhouse. 

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

Role: Movement advisor

Brisbane, Australia