Deeply intuitive approach
Helen fosters a fluid and collaborative environment as a choreographer and movement director. Her approach is deeply intuitive, often leading to surprising modes of self expression and rhythmic power. She has a particular interest in language-based movement work, shaping the physical pathways of dance, from the impressions and patterns of words.
In July 2020, Helen was commissioned by the HAY Youth Programme create three solo works for Apple’s Made In LDN Speak Out showcase. The blueprint of the movement was poetry, written by three young female writers from the HAY programme. She was lead choreographer for Regional Voice Theatre’s debut production ‘The Darlaston Dog Fight’ which played the Arena Theatre in March 2018. Helen is choreographer for Midland’s Actor’s Theatre immersive, site-specific production ‘Descent’, continuing July 2021.
Helen has also created stand-alone dance pieces for the Southbank Centre, BIDF, Birmingham Weekender Festival, Cloud Dance, and the BBC.
Helen enjoys sharing her love of dance with people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
Her most recent commission was to direct, and create the movement for ‘I’d do it all again’, a new MAT production based on the memories and life stories of dementia patients and their carers. It continues to tour care homes and community centres across the U.K.