|the company - who we are|
|Sara Giddens (co-director)|
Sara is a choreographer. She works as a teacher, lecturer, facilitator, researcher, and project manager. Using interdisciplinary approaches and working independently and collaboratively with other artists and educators particularly dancers, writers, sonic artists, gardeners, architects, video/new media makers, teachers, heads and creative organizations, her extensive national and international work seeks to challenge both the boundaries of conventional dance and performance and how those works can be documented and disseminated.|
Since 2002 Sara has been a creative agent with Creative Partnerships Nottingham developing in particular Creative Spaces and Spaces for Creativity. Sara has also recently been working as a consultant with Creative Partnerships Derby facilitating and supporting action research projects with schools and RFOs. She also mentored three partnerships in the recent CARA awards (Creativity Action Research Awards). Most recently Sara has been developing work in her local area through Junction Arts and CP (BAM).
In 2005, Sara was awarded a research bursary from Articulating Dance, The Choreographic Lab at the University of Northampton and has been co-mentoring as part of the REFLECT programme run by The Sage, Gateshead.
|Simon Jones (co-director)|
Simon is a writer and scholar. He has written plays and texts for a number of companies since the 1980s and founded Bodies in Flight in 1990, which has to date produced 14 works and numerous documents of performance. He has taught theatre studies at Lancaster University, and is currently a reader in performance at the University of Bristol. He has been a visiting scholar at Amsterdam University (2001), a visiting artist at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2002), and worked with Spell#7 Performance (Singapore) in a revival of his performance text Beautiful Losers (1994/2003). He has published in Contemporary Theatre Review, Entropy Magazine, Liveartmagazine, Performance Research, Shattered Anatomies (ed. Heathfield & Quick), and most recently in The Cambridge History of British Theatre.|
|Polly Frame (performer & associate artist)|
Recent film and television credits include Half-Light (Universal), Meet the Magoons (channel 4), New Tricks (BBC) and Life Begins (ITV). For radio, all 3 episodes of Dinky, Series 1 and 2 of Three off the Tee (both written by David Spicer) and My Blue Heaven (written by Mark and Grams), all for Radio 4.|
Recent theatre appearances include Grace in Sarah Kane's Cleansed, produced by the Oxford Stage Company and directed by Sean Holmes, Mrs Pepys in Vanessa Brookesí Poor Mrs Pepys, produced by the New Vic Theatre/ Stoke and directed by Heather Davies. Polly played Sandy in the New Vicís production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie directed by Gwenda Hughes; and is currently appearing in Mabeth and Twelfth Night at the Chichester Festival.
Polly first worked with Bodies in Flight on DeliverUs in 2000.
|Graeme Rose (performer/deviser)|
Founder member of glory what glory (1987-91), Stanís Cafe (1991- present) and The Resurrectionists (1995 Ė present). Has also worked†and toured with Insomniac Prods, Talking Birds and Red Shift Theatre Co. (Board Member since 2002)|
Recent work has included a range of education and community projects for artSites, Talking Birds and Stanís Cafe (as education co-ordinator), also directing devised work at the Universities of Birmingham and Wolverhampton. Recent performance includes Talking Birdsís 25/7 , HamFisted!ís Paradise Dreaming and Stanís Cafeís current works, Of All The People In All the World (aka. the rice show) and The Cleansing of Constance Brown, which continue to tour internationally.
Previous shows with Bodies in Flight include Rough, Skinworks and Who By Fire.
|Catherine Dyson (performer)|
Catherine Dyson is a performer and devisor. Recent theatre work includes: 'Half Life' (National Theatre of Scotland and NVA); 'Speed Death of The Radiant Child' (Drum Theatre Plymouth); 'The Night Shift' (Traverse Theatre, Esplanade Singapore and national tour), for which she was nominated Best Actress in the Stage Awards 2005; 'It Is Like It Ought To Be' (Uninvited Guests - Arnolfini, BAC).|
She co-wrote and performed 'Dead Man's Biggest Fan' with Melanie Wilson and has also collaborated with Norwegian based theatre artist a smith, co-writing and performing 'found' and 'The King and I'.
She appears as a monster in 2005 horror film 'The Descent'.
|Tom Wainwright (performer)|
Bristol-based actor and writer. He trained at the University of Bristol and Circomedia - Centre for Contemporary Circus and Physical Performance. Theatre credits include One in a Million, The Crowstarver (Theatre Alibi); Jump (Myrtle Theatre) and Aesopís Fables (Bristol Old Vic). He has appeared on BBC1ís Casualty. Tom is co-founder of Paper Aeroplane Theatre Company, for whom he has written and performed in The Grill Chef, Love in Idleness and Christmas sketch show Jesus Christ Itís Christmas (Bristol Old Vic). He has also developed two solo shows in association with Bristol Old Vic, One and Everything is Mailer Daemon. Tom manages and performs with international street-theatre company The Joy Society.|
|Edward Dimsdale (photographer)|
A photographic artist. Represented by Hackelbury Fine Art in London and Gallery 339 in the USA, he has exhibited across the world and his work is held in numerous collections, both public and private. Recent exhibitions include Stilled, with Bohnchang Koo, at Gallery 339 in Philadelphia, Unfinished Business at the Ruskin Gallery in Cambridge and Picturing Eden, a five-year touring museum show curated by Deborah Klochko for the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY. Recent publications include Picturing Eden (Steidl, 2006) and Of All The People In All The World (2005), the documentation of a performance installation by Stans Cafe, with text by Alan Hay.|
He lectures in photography at the Cambridge School of Art and London College of Communication; his research interests include the interface between analogue and digital technologies and the photographic documentation of live performance.He has documented Bodies in Flightís work since iwannabewolfman (1991).
|Sam Halmarack (composer)|
|A musician and musical director. Credits - Everthing is Mailer Daemon, The LAst Man on Earth (Film Score) Has performed in various music festivals around the country including Venn, Green Man, Shambala and the Secret Garden party with his band the Master Chaynjis. Sam is set to release albums next with both the Master Chaynjis and Chew Magna.|