Body Bound

‘Exploring the body as a powerhouse of emotional storytelling’

Shelley Eva Haden as ‘The Goddess’ Descent trailer shoot, Sept 2020

Helen’s choreographic practice is rooted in theatre, where she brings together the physical pathways of dance, with the impressions and patterns of words.

She is driven to explore the body as a power-house of emotional storytelling, inspired to work with live music and voice, as well as language and text.

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. Helen is motivated to create highly physical and thought-provoking choreographic work for both professional and aspiring performers, of all ages and backgrounds.

Recent works

In July 2020 Helen was commissioned to choreograph and perform three, poetry-inspired dance pieces for Apple’s Made In LDN Speak Out showcase. The poems were created by three young female writers from the HAY Youth programme.

In September 2020, she was invited to work as choreographer by Midland’s Actor’s Theatre on their immersive, site-specific production ‘Descent’.

Helen was lead choreographer on Regional Voice Theatre’s production ‘The Darlaston Dog Fight’, which played at The Arena Theatre in March 2018.

Helen has also created performances for: Poetry International Festival, The Southbank Centre, BIDF, and Cloud Dance.


Images © Wayne Fox Photography, Tina Barnes and the Birmingham Lit Festival.