I am an interdisciplinary Artist based in the UK, working as a performer, teacher and choreographer for over 20 years. As a performer I worked in collaboration with companies such as Punchdrunk, Jasmin Vardimon, Protein, Vincent Dance Theatre, Stan Won’t Dance, Theatre Rites, Quasar, Dani Lima. Theatre productions include Timon of Athens for The Globe Theatre, The Beggar’s Opera for Regents Park Theatre and Every Good Boy Deserves Favour for the National Theatre in London, working with the directors Lucy Bailey, Sue Buckmasters and Tom Morris.

 

As a choreographer and movement director, I have been making works for a variety of companies, transiting between theatre and dance and awarded different commissions to create dance-theatre works. Some main collaborations include Punchdrunk where I worked as assistant director and choreographer associate for the company for the production The Drowned Man and have been collaborating with them ever since. Other choreographic works include Nos commissioned by The Horniman Museum and Gardens, No Contact commissioned by The Place, London and An open book commissioned by NSCD

 

As a Lecturer, I have worked in main Dance Conservatoires and Universities in the UK and currently working as the MA Course Leader on the Dance and Creative Enterprise at Northern School of Contemporary Dance and also a Lecturer in performance, choreography and contextual studies for their BA Programme.

 

I got awarded a PhD scholarship at De Montfort University and currently researching The Dancer Training Within an Integrative Approach – A Transpractice Methodology, looking into performances practices between dance and theatre with a particular focus on Psychophysical training and Actioning Technique. I am investigating on how to offer a methodology for Contemporary Dancers with an integrative approach and ways that this methodology could offer potential for creating work.

 

© 2016 Fernanda Prata