‘Body-bound approaches to storytelling’

Ham being ‘the bull’ from the Darlaston Dog Fight, Arena Theatre, 2018


Helen’s choreographic practice is rooted in theatre, and the conversation between text and movement, bringing together the non-verbal power of dance, with the music and inspiration of words. 

Recent titles include ‘Last Act’ performed as part of the Birmingham Literature Festival; ‘Marina’ a solo devised and performed at The Southbank Centre for the Poetry International Festival; and ‘Beyond Words‘, a dance piece combining contemporary movement with sign language, performed as part of The Birmingham Weekender Festival 2017. Helen has been awarded support by Arts Council England on three other major dance & theatre projects, including ‘The Dog Fight’ showcased at The Arena Theatre in March 2018. She is currently working as choreographer with Midland’s Actor’s Theatre on a site-specific production ‘Descent’ (2021).

Descent Midland’s Actor’s  Theatre (forthcoming 2021)

Dance poetry film ‘Naked’ produced by Redstorm Productions, February 2019

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