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Shawbrook Residencies Sarah Dowling & Kath Duggan


We, Sarah Dowling and Kath Duggan, first met whilst creating work with Punchdrunk in 2007 and have performed together for many years since. With extensive independent careers in dance, theatre and film we came together in 2015 to create work with the common desire to combine theatrical realism with the more poetic and visceral elements of dance. Sarah’s previous work includes: Associate Artist Royal Opera House Punchdrunk (2003 - present), Place Prize semi-finalist, Movement Director for theatre, opera and film productions, including shows at the RSC, ROH, National Theatre and Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart’s Waiting for Godot. Movement direction for film includes; Cats, Mary Queen of Scots Tarzan and Fantastic Beasts Kath has worked with, amongst others: Punchdrunk (as Associate Director, performer, rehearsal director, education leader), The Cholmondeleys, Jasmin Vardimon, Simon Vincenzi, Terry Gilliam, Frauke Requardt and David Rosenberg, Aletta Collins, Rupert Goold. She has been a movement specialist on films including World War Z.