Helen’s choreographic practice is rooted in the cross-art form of poetry and dance, and the internal links between text, voice and movement. She also works within varied genres and techniques, blending styles and playing with new vocabulary. Space, and how we bleed in and out of it within line and form, is also central to her work, as are contrasts between utter stillness, and spirited explosions of powerful movement. Whether working within contemporary disciplines, or live action scenes and fight choreography, attention is always given to a sense of dynamism and flow, all the while searching for new narratives, and body-bound approaches to storytelling.
‘The Descent’ Midland’s Actor’s Theatre (forthcoming 2019)
Dance poetry film ‘Naked’ forthcoming 2019, produced by Redstorm Productions.
I’d Do It All Again, Midland’s Actor’s Theatre, June 2018.
The Darlaston Dog Fight, The Arena Theatre, March 2018
Beyond Words’, commissioned by Southside Producers, open air Weekender Festival, 2017
The Darlaston Dog Fight, (showcase) The Arena Theatre in March 2016
‘Sexy Back’ Big John’s Mela Festival, June 2016
‘Marina’, solo work devised and performed at The Southbank Centre as, Poetry International International Festival,
Last Act, text by Owen Sheers. Commissioned by the Birmingham Literature Festival, and performed in The New Library of Birmingham, October 2014
Four Squares, contemporary performance. International Dance Festival, June 2014