Nico Bentley - electronic music producer / DJ

Nico Bentley is a musician, DJ, producer and composer based in London. He takes a deep interest in all forms of music but especially jazz, classical, African and electronic music, holding a BA and MA in the first two respectively from Leeds College of Music. Nico has worked in everything from advertising to contemporary dance, taking in South America, Asia, Africa and Europe through touring and research. As well as a variety of studio and live credits - including James Morrison, Seal and Idris Elba - he is also the producer and musical director of African dance music collective Afriquoi. 

London Handel Festival 2019-2020, Session 25.11.17, Latitude and Wilderness 2017, Latitude 2016

Patricia Langa - dancer

Patricia Langa trained at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London and at “Institut del teatre” in Barcelona.

Between 2010 - 2013 she performed with Rambert Dance Company (A Linha Curva), Thomas Noone Dance in Barcelona (The Room III) and Dantzaz Konpainia in San Sebastian where she worked with choreographers such as Itzik Galili, Jacek Przybykowicz (Polish National Ballet), Jone San Martin (Forsythe), Erik Gauthier (Gauthier Dance), Iratxe Ansa (Nederlands Dance Theatre), Lukas Timulak (Nederlands Dance Theatre),  and others.

From 2013 onwards, Patricia has been working as a freelance dancer. She was an Associate Artist with Bristol-based Impermanence Dance Theatre, a company acclaimed for its productions of SEXBOX (British Showcase 2016, ****- The Observer) and Da-Da-Darling (‘Top 10 Dance Shows of 2015´ - The Observer). Patricia has performed in theatre, dance, site specific work, promenade performances, festivals and cabaret acts all over the UK and Europe, for the Royal Opera House (Exterminating Angel), Gary Clarke Company, Duckie, Posh Club, Landance Company, Fusion Festival (Berlin), Helmhaus museum (Zurich), The Vaults Festival, Small Pleasures, Thick and Tight, Insight Ensemble orchestra and many more.

She currently is an Associate Artist with Corali Dance Company and choreographer and performer collaborator with the artist Nicole Bachmann.

 

Wilderness 2018

Sean Murray - dancer

Sean Murray trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance where he completed his Undergraduate and then his Masters Degree as part of Transitions Dance Company. During this time he performed in works by Charles Linehan, Oded Ronen and Cristian Duarte.

During his studies Sean worked with Choreographers such as Daniel Squire (Merce Cunningham Dance Company), Martin Nachbar, Lizzie Kew-Ross and Marina Collard, with whom he still works with today.

Also during his studies Sean worked with Lea Anderson (The Cholmondeleys & The Featherstonehaughs), on a recreation of Smithereens for the BBC Documentary Dance Rebels. He later went on to work with Lea for Getting Dressed (South Bank Centre) and with TransCreative's show You've Changed, which is currently touring.

Sean has also perfromed with J7's Dance Company (Shikishin Funi), visual artist Susan Hefuna (Pi Artworks Gallery) and Christopher Spraggs (Exposition NOW!).

Although recently graduated Sean, is an avid improvisor and researcher and is currently still pursuing his own research projects, OBJECT/IMAGE/SELF, and ...but you do not taste my taste... .

Wilderness 2018

Zoe Spurr - lighting designer

A graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Zoe's recent designs include 'Phoenix Rising' by The Big House, a site specific production in a car park underneath Smithfields Market, and the UK Tour of OperaUpClose's 'The Magic Flute'.

Recent designs include ‘Natives’ with Boundless Theatre, and ‘School Play’ with antic | face (both Southwark Playhouse), ‘Good Dog’ with Tiata Fahodzi (Watford Palace and UK Tour), ‘The Truth’ (Central Szinhaz, Budapest), ‘Muted’ (Bunker Theatre), ‘Erwartung/Twice Through The Heart’ with Shadwell Opera (Hackney Showroom), ‘The Knife Of Dawn’ (Sackler Studio, Roundhouse), ‘Affection’ and ‘Hookup’ with Outbox Theatre Company (Hackney Showroom/Contact Manchester/Site Specific), ‘Torch’ and ‘This Evil Thing’ (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016), ‘A Serious Case of The F*ckits’ and ‘The Heresy of Love’ (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), ‘Bitches’ (NYT, Finborough Theatre).

www.zoespurrlighting.co.uk.

session 25.11.17

Jason Ribes - mime artist

Born in 1996, Jason is a mime, dancer and acrobat. At the age of 16 he began his martial arts training in Viet Vu Dao and Wushu. He joined The International School of Mime Corporal Dramatic where he met creative partner Alex Gomar, director of the English company Really Nice Physical Theatre. Since graduating with the highest distinction as an artist and pedagogue, he has continued his collaboration with Alex by co-producing the show “Two Little Boxes'' a duo piece they have toured to Scotland, China and Japan. For his own company, Eyes in the Head, Jason collaborates with partner Veluna Cauli to create personal projects that blend dance, mime and acrobatics to create a highly physical performance language that is as accessible as it is dynamic and skilful. He is also strongly interested in visual storytelling, working for several years as a photographer and cinematographer around Paris.

session 25.11.17

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