DUENDE is run by John Britton (www.ensemblephysicaltheatre.com).
DUENDE’s work is:
DUENDE is committed to the continuing training of performers and is entirely focused on the creation of passionately LIVE work.
DUENDE’s work is based on John Britton’s approach to training physical performers in ensemble (http://ensemblephysicaltheatre.wordpress.com)
You can find more information at http://www.duende-ensemble.com
DUENDE is made up of the following artists:
John Britton: Artistic Director
Eilon Morris: Associate Director (Australia/UK)
Aliki Dourmazer: Associate Director (Greece)
Eva Tsourou: Associate Director (Greece)
Jo Leishman: Associate Artist (Australia)
Alexandra Tsotanidou: Associate Artist (Greece)
Luke O’Connor: Associate Artist (Australia)
Rico Wu: Associate Artist (China)
Hannah Dalby: Associate Artist (UK)
Stacey Johnstone: Associate Artist (UK)
DUENDE’s first production was ‘The Shattering Man’ (2010) - a fractured retelling of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’
DUENDE second show was ‘Echo Chamber’ (2011) a solo show created and performed by John Britton. ‘Echo Chamber’ opened in UK in Autumn 2011, and toured internationally to Melbourne, Athens, Chania (Crete) and Thessaloniki in 2012.
DUENDE worked in May 2012 with 85 students at the University of Huddersfield (UK) to create “Re:Occupation” a large-scale performance event which performed over two nights.
DUENDE is currently exploring ‘Collision’, a four-year journey to the heart of ensemble performance, combining improvisation with script and choreography and live music. ‘Collision’ looks at aspects of community – meetings, exclusions, belonging, communicating, rituals and the relationship of people to the spaces they inhabit. It charts the journey from ‘I’ to ‘Us’. ‘Collision #1′ – the first performance in this continuing series, took place in Mytilini, Lesbos (Greece) in July 2012.
DUENDE also runs a large number of workshops and a smaller number of intensive residential training workshops, including, in 2012, in rural France and on the edge of the sea in a remote part of the Greek Island of Lesbos.
DUENDE is developing a large-scale production for 2014 and continues to make and seek connections with partners internationally.
This blog will follow the development of DUENDE’s work, as seen through the eyes of Artistic Director John Britton.
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