My name is Thea Stanton, and I’m a South-American born British choreographer. If I had to chose one word to describe my work, it would be 'connection'.
I am enjoy creating performances that use choreography and theatre imaginatively to engage both audiences and performers with both conventional or unusual settings, and create shared active experiences.
Drawn to both psychological and historical subjects my work tells stories about what it is to feel human, vulnerable and complex –and encourage performers and viewers alike to forge connections with each other and within themselves. Creating and immersive experience begins with work in the dance studio, and carries right through to all elements of the performance, from location to to the tickets, to leading the audience in and out of the space.
My movement style is a patchwork of influence from my varied educational background and interests from rigorous classical dance forms to more explorative somatic and contemporary practices, juxtaposing lyrical bright lines with more chaotic moments of contact and quirky physical theatre.
I completed a Masters in Choreography as a Scholar at Trinity Laban, graduating with Merit in 2013. I have previously choreographed works for the Place, The Bridewell Theatre, Lanterns Studio Theatre, TripSpace, The Royal Academy of Arts, Asylum, Edinburgh Fringe, and contributed to Big Dance (Trafalgar Square) 2012.
I have collaborated collectives Bastard Assignments, Ensemble Lumiere, as well as founding my own successful cross arts venture, Spun Through Shadows. I have also had extensive experience project managing events at venues such as the Southbank Centre, The Horniman Museum and Gardens, The Barbican Centre and the arts festival, ‘Spontaneous Combustion. Most recently I have been invited to lecture on immersion, the body and cross arts collaboration at Goldsmiths, Trinity Laban and Arts University Bournemouth.
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