Marina is an independent multidisciplinary artist making work involving performance, sound, video, recently extending into painting and currently living in Rome pursuing an MFA in Fine Arts. She has worked extensively in the contemporary dance field as a choreographer, performer and lecturer. Her work has been presented in theatres and galleries in the UK and abroad and is often made in collaboration with other artists. She is concerned with movement and physicality, reflecting aspects of the human condition within the fragile and complex landscape of our world. These elements are aestheticised and paradoxically explored reframing the ordinariness of everyday life rendering the unspectacular visible. The work is painterly in its approach while maintaining a physicality informed by her career as a contemporary dance performer and maker.
Marina is a lecturer at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance and teaches in professional and educational settings both nationally and internationally.
Marina is a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist working in London since 2010. For more information please visit www.marinabcst.com
Collaborators and creative partnerships
Died 24/5/2018. My dear friend and collaborator. Kenyan born filmmaker Tom collaborated regularly with choreographer Marina Collard making art using film and video. In 2011 Tom contributed to Beaconsfield gallery’s group show Fraternise. A trilogy GLINT, GLIMPSE and GLIMMER he co-directed with New York artist Siobhan Liddell. GLIMMER (16mm / 10 minutes / Arts Council of England screenings Pandemonium 2001 and Tate Modern 2001); GLIMPSE – (16mm / 10 minutes / Arts Council of England) – screenings Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris Jan. ’97, Tate Gallery April ’97, Brooklyn Museum of Art ’99: GLINT (Super 8) – filmed in Morocco, London and New York. Screened at the Drawing Center Gallery, New York, New York, stierischer herbst ’96 Graz Austria. WEAK AND WIDE ASTRAY starring Dougray Scott and Amanda King (Writer / Director – BFI New Directors) –
Tom’s recent work includes a number of projects exploring the alternate reality of living on a sphere, suspended in space.
Tom has lectured at a number of arts institutions internationally, including teaching film at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Paul is a composer and performer with interests in acoustic, collaborative, interdisciplinary and site specific work which invites close listening to sound through patterning, extended duration, amplification and slowing of often sparse, pared down material, making use of both traditionally notated and open scores. The work draws on continuing interests in traditional Japanese aesthetics/culture and contemporary visual arts.
He is a founding member of [rout] and the electric guitar duo exquisite corpse (Paul Newland/David Arrowsmith).
Recent commissions and performances include:
“Angus MacPhee” for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ilan Volkov performanced at Tectonics 2015 Glasgow and broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now programme.
Michael has been a Lighting Designer for the past 25 years. He specialises in designing for dance. He has had numerous commissions throughout Britain, Europe, Australia and South Africa, and his work has spanned designs for touring companies, site-specifics and installations. He has created designs for Rambert Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Company, The Royal Ballet, The Birmingham Royal Ballet., Ashley Page, Javier De Frutos , Balbir Singh, Protein Dance Company, Shobana Jeyasingh, Hofesh Shechter, Rafael Bonachela, Charles Linehan, CandoCo, Carol Brown, the re-opening event at the Royal Festival Hall as well as many others.
Michael conducts courses in lighting design at BA and MA level, in London, Denmark and South Africa. He has also taught lighting master classes for the British Council worldwide.
Tony has been making independent films with artist Jon Ratigan for 15 years. They are currently working on a surrealist episodic drama and recently Tony directed and produced the short film Bungalow written by Melanie Mchugh, for which Jon Ratigan was the lighting designer and camera man. Independently Tony created and filmed a short music video for the folk band Gawkey and is currently fundraising to direct his first feature length film of Twelth Night.
Tony directs for corporate, educational and documentary productions. He has been a regular documentor of Dog Kennel Hill Project performances and projects, filming and editing their “Fictitious Truths” series of video works.