Marina Collard

Marina is an independent choreographer, performer and teacher. She has made a body of work, presented in theatres and galleries in the UK and abroad. Her work involves collaborating with artists from different disciplines including the 18 year creative partnership with film maker Tom Paine which informed her choreographic practice. As a performer she has worked for ceramicist Claire Twomey, Florence Peake, Dog Kennel Hill Project, Carol Brown Dances, CandoCo, Joe Moran among others. Marina teaches in professional and educational settings both nationally and internationally. 

Marina is a biodynamic craniosacral therapist working at Trinity Laban Health Clinic since 2010 treating dancers and non-dancers and more recently at HQ Therapy Rooms Hackney. Her treatment approach is informed by her career in dance and her own experience of receiving a wide range of treatments throughout that time. Marina enjoys working both as a dance artist and therapist as she finds that each of those practices informs the other and enriches, as well as deepens, her curiosity about the body.



Tom Paine

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 Newland

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.



Becky Horne, Tina Krasevec, Lauren McKillop, Sean Murray, Carolyn Roy and Christopher Spraggs, are members of The Container movement research collective and part of the development of the 'Meanwhilers' - more to follow soon 

Tony Wadham

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.

Michael Mannion

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.