Simon Birch Dance enables me to pursue my passion for choreography and work with a growing team of collaborators.
I trained at the Northern School of
Contemporary Dance after which I
performed in works by Nigel Charnock,
Liv Lorent, Gill Clarke, Emilyn Claid,
Herve Jourdet and others.
As a choreographer I have not only devised
my own projects but have also been
commissioned by, among others,
Akram Khan, C Scape Dance Company,
Freefall Dance and Verve. My work has been
toured throughout the UK and abroad.
I have worked across art forms, most notably collaborating with visual artist Trish O’Shea, creating work that used film, text, movement and visual imagery.
In 2014 I collaborated as a choreographer on cross-disciplinary research project Transmission with Becs Andrews Company. The live performance of this work was presented at the York Festival of Ideas in 2012 and the Transmission film was premiered in September 2012 at University of Salford’s College of Science & Technology's two-day ‘Disease Ecology’ conference, hosted at MediaCityUK in Manchester.
My most recent outdoor work Terrarium – Dance in a Bubble, which was performed inside a 4.5m diameter globe and designed for outdoor locations, toured throughout the UK. Performances of Terrarium took place across the North York Moors National Park, Central London as part of the City of London Festival, Sheffield and Leeds as part of imove and Big Dance, Hull Freedom Festival and in Cornwall as part of the SALT landscape/dance Festival 2013.