The nico Project
Movement Director

Director: Sarah Frankcom
Writer: E V Crowe
Composer: Anna Clyne
Design: Lizzie Clachan
Lighting Design: Paule Constable
Sound Design: Helen Atkinson
Photography and film: Joseph Lynn

Survivor: Muse. Creator. Destroyer.

The Nico Project is inspired by her stark, bleak and beautiful 1968 album The Marble Index. Ignored on its original release, the album is now rightly regarded as one of the defining masterpieces of 1960s counterculture. Directed by Sarah Frankcom and co-created by Maxine Peake, with text by award-winning playwright EV Crowe and music by acclaimed composer Anna Clyne. The Nico Project brought us closer to the ghosts that haunted Nico and the devastating past that shaped her and celebrates the potency of female creativity in a field dominated by men.

With rigorous physical training and exploration the orchestra and I developed a unique physical language where they were ghosts, prophets, mirrors, and enablers to Maxine Peake’s Nico.

Amadeus
Movement Director

Director: Michael Longhurst
Writer: Peter Shaffer
Design: Chloe Lamford
Composer and MD: Simon Slater
Sound Design: Paul Arditti
Lighting Design: Jon Clark

Photography by Marc Brenner

NUCLEAR WAR
Director

Director: Imogen Knight
Writer: Simon Stephens
Design: Chloe Lamford
Composer: Elizabeth Bernholtz
Sound Design: Peter Rice
Lighting Design: Lee Curran
Photography and film: Joseph Lynn

Photography by Joseph Lynn / Chloe Lamford 

CARMEN DISRUPTION
Movement Director

Director: Michael Longhurst
Writer: Simon Stephens
Design: Lizzie Clachan
Composer and MD: Simon Slater
Sound Design: Carolyn Downing
Lighting Design: Jack Knowles

Photography by Marc Brenner

NYX
Movement director

NYX is a collaborative drone choir and otherworldly electric chorus, re-embodying live electronics and extended vocal techniques, under the creative direction of Joshua Thomas, Philippa Neels and Sian O’Gorman. 

For DEEP ENGLAND at the Queen Elizabeth Hall the choir explored replacing electronic sounds with human voices, this collaborative performance channels the dizzying anxiety of post-truth Britain, in a distorted dreamscape of whispers and operatic chaos. Punctuated with acoustic glitching, polyphonic overtone and ambient textures, the performance amplified the many layers of Gazelle Twin’s acclaimed album Pastoral, as well as original NYX compositions, and English pagan and sacred music.

My relationship with NYX allows a continuous conversation and development about how the body and sound can be presented in ceremonious, visceral and authentic ways whilst pushing the boundaries of performance. 

Photography by Jamie Cameron

FLUX
Director

Director: Imogen Knight
Orchestra: Southbank Sinfonia
Lighting Design: Josh Pharo
Sound Design: Peter Rice
Photography and film: Joseph Lynn

The crucible
Movement Director

Director: Yael Farber
Writer: Arthur Miller
Design: Soutra Gilmour
Sound Design: Richard Hammarton
Lighting Design: Tim Lutkin

Photography by Johan Persson

Les Blancs
Movement Director

Director: Yael Farber
Writer: Lorraine Hansberry
Design: Soutra Gilmour
Composer & Sound Design: Adam Cork
Lighting Design: Tim Lutkin
Dramaturg: Drew Lichtenburg

Photography by Johan Persson

CHERNOBYL
Movement Coach

Chernobyl, a five-part miniseries co-production from HBO and Sky, dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history — and of the sacrifices made to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.

Chernobyl is written and executive produced by Craig Mazin (The Huntsman: Winter’s War) and directed by Johan Renck (Breaking Bad). Produced by Sister Pictures and The Mighty Mint as an HBO/Sky co-production, Emmy-winner Carolyn Strauss (Game of Thrones) and Jane Featherstone (Broadchurch) serve as executive producers while Johan Renck and Chris Fry (Humans) co-executive produce. Sanne Wohlenberg (Black Mirror) also produces.

 In the months leading up to shooting I worked with each actor individually to explore Soviet physicality and the effects of trauma and acute radiation syndrome. 

THE BODY REMEMBERS

 
The Body Remembers is a performance art piece created by visual artist Heather Agyepong.
 
This project explores trauma in the black female body and investigates where trauma and memory exist in the body and how though movement we can bring more awareness and healing.
 
In this project I work closely with Heather to explore a movement language based on different body parts where trauma has resided.
 
The Body Remembers is in development and will be premiered in 2021.