Natasha Harrison

Natasha Harrison

Movement Director

  • Location: London/Leeds
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

ABOUT:
Natasha Harrison is a freelance Movement Director, Choreographer and Lecturer whose work focusses on the context, vision and nature of the theatrical piece in question, supporting the production by translating the world of the piece through the art of movement. Working closely with directors to achieve movement with a visceral and organic edge, Natasha's role in theatre would be to work in conjunction with the actors to develop the physicality of their characters in space, refine the movement moments of the show and explore the overall movement language of the piece. As an artist Natasha is continually inspired by physical theatre companies such as Gecko, Frantic Assembly and Lost Dog for their physical storytelling, encouraging boldness in Natasha's movement choices and enabling her to explore the communicative power of the body. As well as being a Movement Director, Natasha has keen eye for devising, developing and refining new movement and this helps shape her vision when taking on the role of Choreographer.

TRAINING:
After studying at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Natasha went on to complete her Masters in Movement: Directing and Teaching, graduating from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Since then Natasha has been working as a freelance Movement Director and Module Leader/Lecturer to Leeds Beckett University, Royal College of Music and other HE establishments.

With mentoring and support from the wonderful Rod Dixon and Kate Flatt.

CURRENT/UPCOMING WORK:
ZOETROPE (Leeds Playhouse) ● MOLL FLANDERS (Mercury Theatre Colchester) ● THE RAKES PROGRESS (Peacock Theatre) - British Youth Opera ● BLACKTHORN - (Leeds Playhouse & Paines Plough Roundabout)

THEATRE:
As Movement Director: JULIUS CAESAR (RSC) First Encounters ● BUILDING THE WALL (PARK THEATRE) ● ODE TO LEEDS (West Yorkshire Playhouse) ● THE CRUCIBLE ­(Royal and Derngate Theatre Northampton) ● TINY DYNAMITE (Old Red Lion Theatre) ● YOKES NIGHT (Stratford East) ● SACHA GUITRY: MA FILLE ET MOI (Drayton Arms Theatre) ● TUMULUS (The Vaults) ● DEAR BRUTUS (Southwark Playhouse) ● ZOETROPE – (West Yorkshire Playhouse) ● THE SHED CREW (Red Ladder Theatre Co & West Yorkshire Playhouse) ● TWIST (Theatre Centre) ● FRANKENSTEIN (Battersea Arts Centre) ● THE CARDINAL (Southwark Playhouse) ● RISE OF THE SHADOW STEALERS (Carriageworks Theatre) ● BLACKTHORN ­ (West Yorkshire Playhouse) ● LEEDS LADS (Red Ladder Theatre Co) ● TAMING OF THE SHREW (Webber Douglas Studio) ● ME, MYSELF AND WYE (Ovalhouse Theatre) ● As Assistant Movement Director: INTO THE WOODS (West Yorkshire Playhouse) ● As Choreographer: SLEEPLESS LONG NIGHTS (Tempered Body Youth Dance) ● BREADLINE (Royal Opera House - Linbury Studio)

OPERA:
As Movement Director: LES MAMELLES DE TIRÉSIAS (Royal College of Music) ● UNE ÉDUCATION MANQUÉE (Royal College of Music) ● IN THE LOCKED ROOM (Royal College of Music) ● THE LIGHTHOUSE (Royal College of Music) ● As Intimacy Director: IN THE LOCKED ROOM (Royal College of Music)

FILM:
As Associate Choreographer : BIRDS OF PARADISE (The Ingénue Magazine)

MUSIC VIDEOS:
EARLY HOURS - WOWH for Wowh Records ● THE HITS - WOWH for Wowh Records

SKILLS:

Actor Movement, Contemporary Dance, Physical Theatre, Contact Improvisation, Movement Teaching, Ballet, Tap, Modern, Acting, Singing, Reading music, Movement and puppetry.

 

Work History

Movement Director/Associate Artist - Red Ladder Theatre Co

Mar 2016 - Present

Assistant Movement Director - Into the Woods - West Yorkshire Playhouse

Apr 2016 - Jun 2016

Movement Director - Taming of the Shrew - Central School of Speech and Drama

Feb 2016 - Mar 2016

Education

Movement: Direction and Teaching - Masters - Central School of Speech and Drama

Oct 2015 - Sep 2016

Contemporary Dance - BPA (hons) - Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Sep 2012 - Jul 2015

Skills

  • Facilitation
  • Assisting
  • Ballet
  • Choreography
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Dance
  • Dance Teaching
  • Jazz
  • Modern Dance
  • Movement
  • Movement Direction
  • Production Managing
  • Project Managing
  • Teaching
  • Workshop Leading

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Network