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Shawbrook Residency - Cree Barnett Williams (UK)

'During this research I want to delve into what interests me: the feelings and need for connection between people- on stage, in the audience- that the body can communicate, together with finer film-like details possible in the face, eyes, breath, manipulation of voice and text, through games and tasks. What is is about the body that can make people feel? I hope to explore whether this needs a specified “movement language” or if it should always be unique to the momen being made and the characters being developed'.

Born in Sutton Coldfield, UK, Cree lives and works in Germany, sharing her time between Kassel and Berlin. She has been a member of the Johannes Wieland Company at the State Theatre Kassel since 2015, devising and performing in Johannes’ works (including ‘the rite of spring’ and ‘you will be removed’, nominated for the prestigious German theatre prize, ‘Der Faust’), as well as creations with guest choreographers; Tom Weinberger (Batsheva Ensemble, Sharon Eyal), Helder Seabra (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui) and Annamari Keskinen (Johannes Wieland, Rootless Root) & Ryan Mason (Johannes Wieland). With the support of Staatstheater Kassel, Cree has had the opportunity to choreograph and present her own short works DA’AHLIN’ (2017) and SALT. (2018), as part of the theatre’s choreographic workshop evenings. Cree graduated with an honours degree from Rambert School, where she has also taught as a guest. After graduating and before moving to Germany, Cree worked as a freelance artist in the UK with choreographers such as Dane Hurst, Aletta Collins, Renaud Wiser, Hubert Essakow, Mark Bruce, Ben Wright, as well as collaborating with London based New Movement Collective.

Earlier Event: 17 August
BrookDance Performance 1
Later Event: 15 September
Shawbrook Residency - Nina Mamia (FIN)