1. Charlie Morrissey

    1. I make live performance on a variety of scales and in diverse contexts, devising and directing large and small scale pieces in different landscapes: on the shoreline, in the sea and on rivers, in fields, on cliffs, in the street, in parks, theatres, galleries, observatories, museums, and buildings ranging from a castle to a glass house.

      I have directed and collaborated on performances with professionals, students and people with little or no formal dance or performance training.

      The pieces I make and collaborate on have ranged from elaborate installations with complex sets, costumes, lighting, pyrotechnics and large casts, through to very intimate solo, duet and small group performances in informal settings with little or no technical or production requirements.

      My work is very much concerned with and responsive to the contexts in which it happens, and with utilising the live-ness of live work as an environment for exploration, learning, communication and transformation.

      I work with both set and improvised materials as a means of exploring the immediacy of live performance. My site-specific pieces make use of the visceral and three-dimensional nature of the environments in which they happen and often bring large numbers of people together – performers and audiences, in works which celebrate connection.

      I work internationally as a performer, teacher and director and have been doing it for 30 years in many different countries across the globe.

      My work is informed by substantial working relationships with a number of dance artists including Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, Becky Edmunds, Scott Smith, Katye Coe, Siobhan Davies, Kirstie Simson, K.J.Holmes and many others.