Space Rebel Princess takes flight!

I’ve been working on a new interactive show for children, Space Rebel Princess.  This past weekend poet Harry Man and I premiered the show at Young Fest in Liverpool and Sandbach Transport Festival.  Keep up to date on all the rebel princess’ adventures on our blog:

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Dance classes for people living with dementia

This week I taught the second of five pilot classes of dance for people living with dementia at Age UK in Darlington.  Two of my students from Teesside University are assisting me and there are some great dancers coming in from around the area.  The programme is being supported by Tees Valley Dance.  You can read more about the project in the Northern Echo here:

Northern Echo Article

Dance and dementia

Honda Advert Extravaganza

The incredible Honda advert I worked on for several hundred hours last spring has arrived!  If you squint you might be able to see me happily tumbling out of the vehicle at the start of the ad.

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Rehearsal at 3 Mills Studios in London

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Long days on set being back up dancers for the new Honda

Max Mara Art Prize for Women: Corin Sworn

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Corin Sworn this past month, choreographing a film for her upcoming exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. We worked with a couple of incredible acrobats up in Edinburgh and I think it will be an exceptional exhibition.  Check it out May 20th to July 19th, 2015. More info here

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‘That’s Amore’ Unity Theatre. Thurs-Saturday 31st Jan. 8pm

Lovely write-up about the show I’m performing throughout February!

Liverpool Cultural Champion's Blog

Hold on tight for this dream like fairy-tale of love with all the trimmings! Hats off to the well established ‘Tmesis’ theatre which brings a night of refreshing dance theatre; intricate, fast paced and with a dash of athleticism and humour.

This fast-paced, passionate and poignant piece of physical theatre explores the vast world and culture of romantic love: from chance encounters to hidden desires, and emotional extremes to the science of romance.

Discover before your eyes, the flesh and philosophy behind what makes our hearts beat faster.
This theatre is certainly athletic and gutsy, dealing with the loss of, and longing for love, with a punch of strong visual style.

I enjoyed this piece of ‘power’ entertainment, with a great deal of sentimentality. I left with a head full of butterflies, riding on a cloud of elation having explored the light and dark sides of love in a playful…

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I’m thrilled to be performing with Timesis Theatre this winter in the premiere tour of That’s Amore.  Hope to see some of you very soon!


UNITY THEATRE 28th-31st January, 8pm (Sat matinee 2pm)
NORWICH ARTS CENTRE 4th February, 8pm
THE MET, BURY 12th February, 8pm
SQUARE CHAPEL, HALIFAX 15th February, 7.30pm
THE BRINDLEY, RUNCORN 24th Februray, 8pm
THE CIVIC, BARNSLEY 27th February, 7.30pm
Photos by Roisin Fletcher and Eli Randle – Links to theatres for bookings on
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Comic Sans VS Times New Roman

When editing this video, videographer Alice asked me what the text should look like.  It got me thinking about fonts, what they express, what we deduce about the person who uses Comic Sans or Times New Roman.  Are they as expressive as hand writing, or has something been lost? For more thoughts please read Anne Chemin‘s thoughtful article in the Guardian: