Olympic torch 2012Honoured to have been invited to choreograph a piece of dance that depicts Northumberland for the grand Olympic Torch event at Alnwick Castle. The piece had 8 dancers and 50 musicians. Music score created by Alistair Anderson and performed with the Folkestra youth orchestra from the Sage. Lots of organisation and planning for such an event with many community activities around the region, working with Ivaldo Mendonca from Recife in North East Brazil, for a fine cultural collaboration.
Creating work to be performed at Durham Cathedral 2013, for the return of the Lindisfarne Gospels to the North. Such a beautiful space to work for a few days and so amazing to see the Gospels in Durham.
Northumbriana – Our touring piece of dance theatre, taking it to 15 different venues throughout the North, with 6 performing artists. From Berwick to Cheshire. Throughout 2014. To great audiences and with audience participation in the form of a Ceilidh.
Kielder Observatory, summer solstice. With digital film, live music and dance we illuminated the observatory on the shortest night of the year. With a committed team of artists working through the night for an experience to remember, star gazing whilst performing.
The Hummingbird Project. 50 children and young people created a dark story of evil wizards, princesses, flying aerial fairies, wolves, jaguars and not forgetting the ice wizard. Original score specially commissioned by Ian Stephenson and created with all the participants ideas. A true success, performed at Alnwick Playhouse and Alnmouth Arts Festival in 2017 to sold out audiences.