2020

THEO CLINKARD  /UNITED KINGDOM/

/THEO CLINKARD DANCE/

PHOTO: ZOE MANDERS

THEO WILL BE INVITING PEOPLE TO BRING ATTENTION TO THEIR PERCEPTIVE EXPERIENCE OF SPACE, FELLOW DANCERS AND OF THEIR OWN MOVING BODY, TO FIND GREATER CLARITY OF INTENTION IN ACTION AND A SENSE OF CONNECTION WITHIN THE GROUP. SET TO SOME GREAT TUNES, EACH SESSION WILL INCORPORATE A MIX OF EXPLORATORY MOVEMENT IDEAS, LED MOVEMENT AND DEVISED COMBINATIONS FINISHING WITH PHRASE WORK AND GROUP IMPROVISATIONS THAT ENCOURAGE PLAYFUL, VIVID AND EXPANSIVE DANCING.

THEO'S APPROACH DRAWS UPON HIS WORK AS BOTH MOVER AND MAKER, OFTEN AIMING TO DIVERT PERFORMERS SELF CONSCIOUSNESS BY FOCUSING ON RESPONSE; TO TOUCH, TO THE VISUAL FIELD, TO CONDITIONS OF TIME, TO LANGUAGE, TO VIVID IMAGERY AND IMAGINED REALITIES.

THEO WILL BE CULTIVATING A GENEROUS AND INCLUSIVE SAFE SPACE FOR ALL THOSE THAT ATTEND.

THEO CLINKARD IS BASED IN WEST YORKSHIRE AND HIS PRACTICE SPANS CHOREOGRAPHY, PEDAGOGY, PERFORMANCE AND DESIGN. 

SINCE LAUNCHING HIS COMPANY IN 2012, HE HAS STEADILY BUILT AN INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION FOR CREATING AFFECTING AND VISUALLY ARRESTING DANCES FOR SMALL TO LARGE-SCALE THEATRES AND NON-THEATRE SETTINGS. PAST COMPANY PRODUCTIONS INCLUDE ORDINARY COURAGE, CHALK, OF LAND & TONGUE AND THIS BRIGHT FIELD AND HIS COMPANY HAVE TOURED TO CHILE, IRELAND, SWITZERLAND, AND GERMANY. CURRENT WORKS INCLUDE THE ELSEWHEN SERIES; A SET OF DUET SCORES FOR GALLERY AND MUSEUM SPACES THAT HE WILL PERFORM WITH REGULAR HIS COLLABORATOR, LEAH MAROJEVIĆ AND A NEW GROUP WORK, CENTURY PROJECT, A DANCE THAT WILL SPAN 100 YEARS. RECENT COMMISSIONS INCLUDE WORKS FOR TANZTHEATRE WUPPERTAL PINA BAUSCH, DANZA CONTEMPORANEA DE CUBA AND CANDOCO DANCE COMPANY.

CLINKARD REGULARLY LEADS INTENSIVES WORKSHOPS, RESIDENCIES AND CLASSES INTERNATIONALLY FOR PROFESSIONAL COMPANIES, DANCE ORGANISATIONS AND TRAINING INSTITUTIONS, INCLUDING ENGAGEMENTS IN CHILE, BELGIUM, IRELAND, GERMANY, WALES, SCOTLAND, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, SWITZERLAND, UNITED STATES, FRANCE, SPAIN, CUBA, ITALY, FINLAND, SWEDEN AND NORWAY. HE IS AN ASSOCIATE ARTIST AT BRIGHTON DOME & FESTIVAL, DANCE4, HALL FOR CORNWALL AND AN HONORARY FELLOW AT PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY.

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