Monday, 16 September 2013

Don't Trust the Ground

At the beginning of the year I was approached by a group of third year dance students from Falmouth University preparing to make their final debut as students under their company name of Uglybird Dance, asking if I would choreograph their final performance piece. The company were five strong, all females and all strong independent people to collaborate with. It was a pleasure to witness their visions coming alive, their utter determination and drive. Here's a few images to celebrate the piece, and the graduation of all of the dancers...Congratulations!

Don't Trust the Ground  (25 mins)
"You look around and start to expect you might not exist...And so you sit. You sit still. Because your limbs are so heavy. They are full of rain."

Developed from an article extract written by Caitlin Moran in Moranthology (p.223), the piece threads together intimate moments of story telling with fast paced physicality that explores the limitations and boudaries forced by repression and hope. Featuring music by Luisine, Thomas Newman, Chromatics, Clint Mansell and UNKLE. Lighting design by Paul Joines, choreographed by Emily Dobson in collaboration with the dancers.
Dancers: Debbie Mason, Lucy Cracknell, Bebe Harvey, Jess Lobb, Grace Clayton

All images by Steve Tanner © to the respective owners

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

The Venus Flower - Choreography by Cscape and the 100 Company. Written by Anna Maria Murphy. Music by Jim Carey. Performances at Trebah Garden and Cotehele House during July 2013. For details visit…
Added on 18/06/2013
SALT 2013 and Dance Republic 2 present: 

Cscape and the 100

Venus Flower and Other Stories

Choreographed by Cscape / Written by Anna Maria Murphy / Music by Jim Carey 

Cotehele House | Sat 13th July | 7.00pm
Cotehele House | Sun 14th July | 6.00pm
£12.00 / £6.00 Conc. (Under 5's Free)
TICKETS FROM CRBO 01726 879500 or book online:

Tales of journeys, chillies and home comings, a hundred dancers, exotic blooms and secrets in the foliage. 
Take a glorious garden walk, led by professional dancers and the legendary 100 company made up of performers of all ages from across Cornwall. Expect beautiful, captivating, entrancing, moving and funny. 
For a sneak preview click: 

SALT 2013 is supported by: Arts Council England, FEAST, Cornwall Council, Ernest Cook Trust, Falmouth University and DR2

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

British Red Cross | Animation

Check out this short, stop motion film 'Red Balloon' by Dogbite film production company for the British Red Cross. The video has been made to recognise the valuable contribution refugees can make to our society. Please share and spread the word.

(you might even recognise a few faces in it...)

To find out more about what the British Red Cross does and to donate visit

Friday, 7 June 2013

New website launch

The past few months have been a busy time, finishing various projects, choreographing two new pieces including a music video, and also launching the Freefall Summer Intensive. Also, I now have a new website which is up and running, which has further details of the projects and performances I'm involved in. 

If you wanted to take a look, hop on over to to have a peak.

Hope you're enjoying the sunshine!

Freefall Dance Summer Intensive 2013


Dates: 4TH JULY - 6TH JULY 2013 | Cost: £149 
With visiting artists YAEL FLEXER & HELEN PARLOR
Bursaries are available, please see website for full details

Join Freefall Dance for three days of intensive training; technical classes and creative choreographic workshops led by nationally acclaimed artists Yael Flexer and Helen Parlor. Aimed at performers, practitioners, independent and emerging dance artists, the classes aim to refresh on-going physical, and creative training in a supported atmosphere.
The intensive takes place at the purpose built studios in the stunningly beautiful Cornish coastal town of Falmouth. Inclusive of the event is a daily networking and business skills session, an informal way to enjoy breakfast, which is provided, and enhance many skills vital to marketing yourself and your work, either individually or as a company. 
Immerse yourself in three days of intensive dance training with two of the most exciting dance practitioners in the UK, invigorate and refresh yourself in the rich culture and breathtakingly beautiful scenery, beaches and cliff top walks on your doorstep.
The event is an artist led initiative developed and produced by Freefall Dance, in partnership with Falmouth University and supported by The Works: Dance and Theatre Cornwall.