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Andrew Dawson

Andrew Dawson

Director, performer, Feldenkrais practitioner and hand model. Andrew originally studied dance with Merce Cunningham in New York, and theatre in London with Desmond Jones, and in Paris with Phillipe Gaulier, Monika Pagneux and Jacques Lecoq. Performances he has created include, ‘Space Panorama’, ‘Quatre Mains’, the award-winning ‘Absence and Presence.’ ‘Amnesia Curiosa’ for Rainpan 43 in Washington DC and ‘The Idiot Colony’ with Redcape Theatre. 2008 saw him make his choreographic debut at the New York MET with ‘Dr Atomic’ an opera by John Adams. The production was subsequently presented in London at the English National Opera in February 2009. In 2010 he choreographed ‘The Pearl Fishers’ also for English National Opera. His interest in movement led him to study the Feldenkrais Method and he became a practitioner in 1994.

Professor Jonathan Cole

Professor Jonathan Cole

Clinical Neurophysiologist, Universities of Southampton and Bournemouth, and Poole Hospital. Though clinically a diagnostician, Cole also investigates the experience of bodily impairment and has written several books on the experience of living with sensory loss, facial visible difference and paralysis from the first person perspective, informed by philosophical and artistic insights. He has collaborated with Peter Brook on his play ‘The Man Who,’ and with Dawson on ‘Process of Portrayal.’ He is fascinated by how we communicate experiences usually considered beyond language.

Martin Lloyd Evans, Director

Martin Lloyd Evans

Martin studied physics at Manchester University and Theatre Arts at Bretton Hall College. He works predominantly in opera, internationally recognized both as a director, teacher and coach. Most recently, he directed Falstaff for Mid Wales Opera, and Francesca da Rimini for Opera Holland Park. Other work includes Classical Opera Company at Sadler’s Wells and the Buxton Festival; BYO the London premiere of Flight; Operosa in Bulgaria; RPS award-winning premiere of On London Fields at the Hackney Empire, as well as many productions for GSMD, where he is also Resident Producer. Theatre work includes Wallace and Gromit: Alive on Stage on tour and the West End again, in collaboration with Andrew and extensive work with internationally acclaimed theatre company Cheek by Jowl. Future plans include a devised opera for Holland Opera.

Jonny Pilcher Composer

Jonny Pilcher

Formally one half of electronic indie outfit Weevil (Wichita Recordings) Jonny spent much of his early 20s releasing records under various guises, touring Europe, and working with artists such as Super Furry Animals, Boards of Canada, Snow Patrol, Seefeel as well as label mates Bloc Party. When weevil ended in 2006, he moved back to his native Hertfordshire and set up a studio in an old dusty barn where he obsesses over music and noise, focusing primarily on music for Film, Television and Theatre. Recent musical highlights include composing the score for the Bafta nominated and Oscar shortlisted film ‘Mugabe and the White African’, the score for three part documentary series ‘Test of Faith’, composing the intro music to Apple’s ‘Tiger’ operating system, creating music for Darren Johnston’s dance piece Outré whose tour ended with sell out performances at the Royal Festival Hall in London, composing music for animation legends, Aardman and writing music for the Pope’s address in Hyde park 2010.

Listen to Jonny’s pieces for this project.