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Alys North

Dance Artist 

Alys is a Newcastle based dance and theatre artist, working on various choreography, performance and participation projects throughout the UK, with companies and choreographers such as Manasamitra, Merav Israel, State of Grace, Jabadao, Fertile Ground, Fun in the Oven, Changing Relations, Lizzie J Klotz and Amy Manancourt. Working collaboratively across the arts, Alys is passionate about creating work and facilitating experiences that promote communication, curiosity and fun.  Most recently Alys has been working on her own research project, 'The Making of Brian', an interactive dance and arts experience that re-thinks community. Alys began her training as a Contemporary Dancer at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, she then went on to complete her BA Hons in Choreography at Dartington College of Arts and MA in performance Dance at the University of Chichester.

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Izzie Beirne

 

Artist 

Izzie is a visual Artist based between Newcastle Upon Tyne and Leeds. Beirne’s work looks at female body image objectification and societal expectations propagated by the beauty/fashion and porn industries. Beirne subverts the meaning of this omnipotent imagery through collage and paint, creating monstrous yet alluring characters. This subversion draws attention to the damaging nature and unrealistic expectations these genres of image promote to women. 

 

Website- https://www.izziebeirne.co.uk  

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Gavin Coward 

 

Rehearsal Director and Mentor

 

Gavin is a dance artist, movement director and choreographer working and collaborating across dance, theatre and film. He has over 18 years experience working in the dance sector. Establishing himself as an acclaimed performer with some of the most distinctive dance companies touring the UK and internationally. Companies include balletLORENT, Hofesh Shechter, Royal Opera House, Matthew Bourne, Young Vic and Sadlers Wells productions. He has worked has both a physical actor and movement specialist for stunt performers on mayor motion pictures such as World War Z and The Mummy. He is currently a creative associate for balletLORENT.

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Vilte Balciunaite

 

Videographer

 

Vilte Balciunaite is a freelance videographer with experience filming & editing a broad range of content including; live events, dance and performance, promotional materials and night life. Vilte is currently the digital officer for BalletLorent dance company since joining the team, she has filmed and edited many of the companies live performances dance works for the camera. In 2013 she moved to the UK from Lithuania to study BA Media, Communications & Cultural Studies at Newcastle University and since then have filmed and edited productions for a wide range of clients.