Original Director: Hilary Westlake
Hilary Westlake trained at E.15 Acting School and performed with several avant garde companies including Interaction’s TOC and London La Mama before forming Lumiere & Son Theatre Company with writer, David Gale. The company, funded by the Arts Council, produced over fifty original shows for theatres, shopping centres, ferry boats, botanical gardens, castles and swimming pools. From 2003 to early 2006 she was the Creative Director of Entertainment at Disneyland Resort Paris. She has also worked with Artichoke Theatre on shows such as Dining with Alice.
Choreographer: Jose Agudo
Jose started his career as a Flamenco dancer and later went on to study contemporary dance. Jose has performed with Charleroi/Danses, Ballet de Marseille, T.R.A.S.H. and Shobana Jeyasingh Dance. Jose was Artist in Residence at Deda, UK, where he created the piece 4m2. The piece toured internationally and was selected by the National Dance Network (NDN) to tour with Dance3, as one of the ‘next generation of dance makers’ in the UK. Jose has worked for Akram Khan Company since 2011 and collaborated with them as a movement assistant and dancer for the 2012 London Olympic Games opening ceremony.
Voice: Melanie Pappenheim
Melanie Pappenheim is an English soprano singer and composer, notable for her vocal work with various British cross-disciplinary composers, with avant-garde theatre companies and on soundtracks (notably for several films and the 2005 revival of Doctor Who). Pappenheim is a frequent collaborator with contemporary composer-performers Simon Fisher-Turner, Orlando Gough and Jocelyn Pook) and is also a member of their respective musical projects. As part of the Ensemble, she has contributed to the soundtracks of Hollywood blockbuster films, Eyes Wide Shut and Gangs of New York.
Original Score: Bernhard Schimpelsberger
British – Austrian musician Bernhard Schimpelsberger plays the percussion, composes genre defying music or travels the world collecting new sounds for his Rhythm Diaries. Bernhard grew up in Austria deeply rooted in Jazz and Western classical music, but it was his dedicated years of studies in India that shaped his unique approach to rhythm and music. Under tutelage of Pandit Suresh Talwalkar, one of the legendary Tabla masters of our time Bernhard emerged himself in the Indian rhythmic system and incorporated its poetry and intricacy into his western music making.
Costumes: Martina Trottmann
Stage Manager: Sam Bennellick-Jones
Please note that the creative team and performers are subject to change and availability.