David Lloyd – Director/Choreographer, trained at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, working with Buzz Dance Theatre and Yellow Glass Theatre. David has been Artistic Director of Mischief Company for 4 years becoming an Associate Artist at both Pavilion Dance South West and University of Cumbria, choreographing and directing Purgatory: Nothing 2 Say, Paradise, Dogtown, Bird and Inferno. David has danced for Jasmin Vardimon Company for the last 7 years, touring Nationally and Internationally in Tannhauser, Pinocchio, Maze, Park, Yesterday, Freedom, 7734 and Justitia. In 2013 David worked as mentor and rehearsal director with Jasmin creating ‘in between’ for the newly established National Youth Dance Company in association with Sadler’s Wells. In the UK he has worked with Neon Dance, Bare Bones Dance Company, Jean Abrue Dance, Fin Walker, Mad Dogs Dance Theatre, Gary Clarke, Protein Dance Company and DanceXchange.
CO ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & DRAMATURGE
British director Natascha Metherell’s rapidly developing career has seen her work with many renowned opera and theatre companies internationally including The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; The Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen; Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Opera; English National Opera; Dutch National Opera; Opera Vlaanderen; Opera di Roma, Rome; Teatro Massimo, Palermo; Cincinnati Opera; Garsington Opera; The Rose Theatre, Kingston; The Royal Court Theatre, London.
Metherell’s current and future engagements include, as director, a chamber version of Carl Nielsen’s Maskarade (Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen Opera Festival, Regional Tour of Denmark) and La bohème (Cincinnati Opera); as dramaturge/co-directorR.E.D. – a dance and physical theatre retelling of Little Red Riding Hood (David Lloyd’s Mischief Company U.K.); as revival directorBenvenuto Cellini (Opera di Roma), Kasper Holten’s Maskerade (Royal Danish Opera) also La traviata, The Magic Flute, The Flying Dutchman (Royal Danish Opera) and La bohème (Gran teatre del Liceu, Barcelona). As associate director, La damnation de Faust (Staatsoper Berlin), Benvenuto Cellini (Opera de Paris, Gran theatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Dutch National Opera, English National Opera), Lohengrin (Royal Danish Opera), A Soldier’s Tale (NNT Japan).
Photo by Joel Davis Photography
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER/[TOUR BOOKER]
Phil Hargreaves is a Producer working in the Arts across the UK and Internationally. With a particular focus on Dance, Circus & Outdoor Arts, Phil has worked with some of the most dynamic and cutting edge artists including Phoenix Dance Theatre, Rosie Kay Dance Company, Gandini Juggling, DEDA, Joss Arnott Dance & ZfinMalta Dance Ensemble. This work includes UK & International Touring, Strategic development, Fundraising and Programming.
Phil has a fantastic understanding of the UK Arts market & prides himself on putting audience development at the heart of all his work, which has included various artist development initiatives.
Helen Kumar – Producer has over 12 years experience project managing, devising and delivering dance and drama workshops. She worked as Dance Development Officer at The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal for 10 years. Her diverse experience gives her a range of transferable skills. As a dance programmer, she programmed both National and International Companies to bring exciting and inspirational work to new audiences at the venue. She has experience in producing tours for companies based both in the UK and Internationally. Currently Dance Engagement Coordinator at Dance City she is now building on her vast experience of working in many sides of the dance sector and is keen to develop her role as a producer.
Kate has worked in the arts sector for 15 years. Having trained in Fine Art at Central St. Martins School of Art, she moved on to work in art galleries and arts venues in London and then later in Newcastle upon Tyne, finding her footing in communications and digital marketing. She has since started her own company, La Lune, worked with Dance City and is Marketing & Communications Manager for award-winning dance theatre company balletLORENT.
Lauren is an Independent Consultant with over 15 years’ experience in Arts and Dance Education. She now advises arts organisations, independent companies and leading universities on wide ranging topics including Arts apprenticeships, degree programs and funding applications. Previously Head of Learning and Participation at Jasmin Vardimon Company she was instrumental in developing the highly successful JV2 professional dance development program and several other programs both in the UK and Internationally. Lauren has developed relationships and outreach programmes with schools and developed resources to enrich and supplement curriculum delivery. Prior to this she worked for several other dance companies and a dance development agency, is a qualified dance teacher at key stage 3 and 4 and has a background in dance performance, radio and television work.
ASSOCIATE ARTIST & LIGHTING DESIGN
Ed Yetton has work in the industry for over 14 years. He has worked nationally and internationally as production manager and relighter for Jasmin Vardimon, Akrah Khan, Jose Agudo and Arthur Pita.
Ed‘s previous lighting designs have been nominated for a knights of illumination award (Little Match Girl), and he has recently enjoyed collaborating with Tom Hobden, on his new work, 20 Questions.
Ed has proudly enjoyed being part of the journey that Red has taken.
ASSOCIATE ARTIST & SOUND DESIGN
WILL TONNA – LAMPEIGHT AUDIO
Will specialises in cinematic sound for fringe theatre and has worked alongside directors across the UK. Contributing his own surreal take on the everyday soundscape, his dynamic and evocative soundscapes have been a signature of theatre, film and video games for the past 7 years.
ASSOCIATE ARTIST & VIDEOGRAPHER
VINICIUS SALLES – MILK FILMS CAFE
Milk Films Café is a multidisciplinary maker of images, gazing over life, recording both the good and the bad and spending most of the time drinking coffee and making films. The idea is to articulate a way of documenting the contemporary world artistically, to learn and to broadcast what we’ve learned. Milk Films Café has its little space in Croydon but can travel anywhere to find the right stories for films. With a flexible team, Vinicius Salles is the coffee addict bringing Milk Films Café to life, producing films for different types of projects and companies, such as University of the Arts London, Punchdrunk, Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company, The Design Trust, Student Enterprise & Employability, Artluxe, Romany Theatre Company among others.
COMPANY PERFORMERS & ASSOCIATE ARTISTS
Miranda is also a keen actress. Working for theatre companies such as Shared Experience “Mermaid” and Bold Tendencies “Titus Andronicus” in association with Parkour UK. Other companies she has worked for aside from Mischief include Protein Dance, John Ross Dance, Shaper/Caper, Etta Ermini Dance Theatre, James Cousins Company, Runhoratio, C-12 Dance Theatre, and Bicycle Ballet. She is also founder of her own company Kerfuffle Dance.
Nicolai is a London based, Danish born set and costume designer. He trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (BA theatre design) and The Slade School of Fine Art (MA theatre design), and works in the UK, Europe and the US.
He teaches and lectures in set, costume and fashion design
Nicolai is represented by Rachel Daniels at Berlin Associates.
Selected work includes:
The Pulverised (York Theatre Royal/ Arcola) In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel ( Charing Cross Theatre) Exodus (Dane Hurst Company/ Dulwich Picture Gallery) A Vestige (Wayne Parsons Dance) La Traviata (Stand Moutier, Opera Obliqua, Switzerland), The Window (Rambert Dance Company) The Divided Laing (Arcola Theatre), The Lilly of The Valley (ROH2/ Linbury Studio), Nordost (Salisbury Playhouse), Fanciulla del West (Opera Up Close) Playing the Victim (Royal Court Theatre, Told by An Idiot), Cock/Bull (Aalborg Teater, Denmark), Some Girls are Bigger than Others (Lyric Hammersmith), Private Fears in Public Places (Royal Theatre Northampton), Eugene Onegin (Hampstead Opera) In The Jungle of Cities (Arcola Theatre), Desert Boy (Nitro Theatre Company), Orpheo et Euridice (Scarlett Opera), Watership Down (Hammersmith Theatre), Here be Monsters (Rejects Revenge, Liverpool) An Explosion (BAC) Medea in Jerusalem (Rattlestick, New York) Habe Kein Angst (Betty Nansen, Copenhagen) Winter under the Table, The Map Makers Sorrow (Eklektisk, Copenhagen), Mine (Kaos Theatre), Billy Budd (Southwark Playhouse), Vieux Carre (Charing Cross Theatre)
Stephen grew up watching his family perform in Westend Theatres, T.V. and film. He dances Argentine Tango and is a director of a Personal Development company.