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Artists Biographies

Alecky Blythe

Alecky is a playwright and actor. She studied theatre at the University of Warwick and trained at Mountview. She won a Time Out Award for her first play, Come Out Eli, and was selected as one of Screen International's Stars of Tomorrow in 2007. In 2003, Alecky set up Recorded Delivery (Verbatim Theatre Company).

The term 'recorded delivery' has now become synonymous with the verbatim technique she employs. For Recorded Delivery she also wrote and performed in All the Right People Come Here at the New Wimbledon Studio and Cruising at the Bush. As a writer her work includes Strawberry Fields, a national touring show for Pentabus , A Man in a Box, a drama documentary for Channel 4, I Only Came Here for Six Months , commissioned by the British Council in Brussels, The Girlfriend Experience at the Royal Court and the Drum which transferred to the Young Vic. In 2010 she won a Fringe First Award for Do We look Like Refugees?! at the Assembly Rooms, which was first performed at the Rustaveli Theatre in Georgia in collaboration with the National Theatre Studio and the British Council.

Alecky's London Road won Best Musical at the Critics' Circle Awards and was revived in 2012 at the National Theatre in the Olivier after its sellout in the Cottesloe in 2011. She was also involved in Headlong Theatre's production of Decade, and wrote and co-directed The Riots; In their Words, a drama documentary for BBC2. Her most recent play, Where Have I Been All My Life? was produced at the New Vic Theatre in April 2012. She is currently adapting LONDON ROAD for film with BBC Films/ Cuba Productions and she is working on a new commission for the National. For a full biography please visit: http://www.recordeddelivery.net/about.html

Chris Goode

Chris Goode is a writer, director, performer and sound designer, who has been described as “one of the most exciting talents working in Britain today” (Guardian) and “an extremely highly regarded alternative theatre maker” (Caroline McGinn, Time Out). He is the Lead Artist for Chris Goode & Company, a company he runs with producer Ric Watts and an evolving ensemble of makers and collaborators.

Chris Goode & Company have produced a number of critically-acclaimed shows, including: Monkey Bars (Unicorn, Traverse Theatre, tour – Fringe First winner); 9 (West Yorkshire Playhouse); GOD/HEAD (Ovalhouse and Theatre in the Mill); Open House (West Yorkshire Playhouse and Mayfest); The Adventures of Wound Man and Shirley (BAC and UK tour); and Keep Breathing (London Word Festival and Drum Theatre Plymouth). His previous work has included two Fringe First award-winning shows: Neutrino (with Unlimited Theatre: Soho Theatre, London, and international tour), and his own solo debut Kiss of Life (Pleasance, Edinburgh; Drill Hall; Sydney Opera House). In 2008 he won the inaugural Headlong / Gate New Directions Award for his production …Sisters at the Gate Theatre.

Other work includes: The Loss of All Things (as part of 66 Books at the Bush), a trilogy, Who You Are (Tate Modern), Where You Stand (Contact Theatre, Manchester) and Where We Meet (site-responsive, Edinburgh); Glass House (Royal Opera House Covent Garden); Landscape / Monologue (Ustinov, Bath); Hey Matthew (Theatre in the Mill, Bradford); Hippo World Guest Book (Edinburgh and touring); King Pelican and Speed Death of the Radiant Child (Drum Theatre, Plymouth); and Longwave (Lyric, Hammersmith). For a full biography please visit: http://chrisgoodeandcompany.co.uk

Charlotte Vincent

Charlotte Vincent formed Vincent Dance Theatre (VDT) in 1994 and has directed all the company’s work to date. Full-length productions include Motherland (2012), If We Go On (2009), Broken Chords (2005), Punch Drunk (2004) and Drop Dead Gorgeous (2001). Shorter works include Look At Me Now Mummy (2008), Test Run (for Dance Umbrella, 2006) and Fairy Tale (children’s show, 2006). Other works include: On The House (live/video installation, 2000), Shifting Intimacies (interactive video/sound installation, 2006), Glasshouse (16mm film, 1998) and Body:Ink (publication,1998).

Charlotte performed with VDT until 2002, and has designed the company’s work since 2005. Charlotte was recently commissioned by The Quay Brothers to make a new work with Phoenix Dance Theatre as part of Overworlds & Underworlds for the Artists Taking the Lead, 2012 Olympic project (waiting room 3).

Other commissions include ICA/Capture4, Year of Photography and the Electronic Image, Brighton Dome, Junction Cambridge, Corn Exchange Newbury, The Place London, Bristol Arnolfini, Tron Glasgow, Lakeside Arts Centre Nottingham, The Point Eastleigh, Tramway Glasgow, Green Room Manchester, Sheffield Theatres, Hall for Cornwall, Leeds Metropolitan University, Basement Brighton, Nightingale Theatre Brighton, Montclair State University New Jersey, University of Brighton, Site Gallery, Yorkshire Dance, Dance Exchange Birmingham, Swindon Dance and Danceworks Sheffield.

Charlotte has also choreographed work for x-IDA Dance Company (Austria), Senza Tempo (Spain), Teeside Dance Initiative (UK), Taipei Crossover Dance (Taiwan), Welsh Independent Dance (UK), Anjali Dance Company with TC Howard (UK), Theater Der Welt Festival (Germany), Gravity and Levity (UK), Bare Bones (UK) and Cloudgate 2 (Taiwan). Charlotte teaches extensively at higher education and professional level in universities, colleges, venues and dance agencies across the UK and abroad. For a full biography please visit: http://www.vincentdt.com/

Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner

Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner is an artist and composer working in London, whose works traverse the experimental terrain between sound, space, image and form, connecting a bewilderingly diverse array of genres – a partial list would include sound design, film scores, computer music, avant garde, contemporary composition, large-scale multimedia performances, product design, architecture, fashion design, rock music and jazz.

Since 1991 he has been intensely active in sonic art, producing concerts, installations and recordings, the albums Mass Observation (1994), Delivery (1997), and The Garden is Full of Metal (1998) hailed by critics as innovative and inspirational works of contemporary electronic music. He scored the hit musical comedy Kirikou & Karaba (2007), designed the sound for the new Philips Wake-Up Light (2009), and campaigns for Nike Hyperfuse (2011), Chanel’s Fall-Winter collection (2012) and Mercedes Benz A-Class car (2012).

In 2012 Scanner designed the campaign for Sprint phones in cinemas across America, reaching 2.5 billion spectators. In May he premiered an ambitious audiovisual spectacle based on the songs of Joy Division with Heritage Orchestra, and in June Canta Danst in Amsterdam. In July he scored The Big Dance in Trafalgar Square and the re-opening of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, in the company of Queen Beatrix. In 2013 Scanner is Associate Artist for Spitalfields Festival London, and will tour Live_Transmission, a striking audio visual show with Heritage Orchestra based on the songs of Joy Division, around the UK and overseas.

A 42-hour audio retrospective of his work will be the feature of free103point9 radio in the USA this year. Committed to working with cutting edge practitioners he has collaborated with Bryan Ferry, Dangermouse, Laurie Anderson, The Royal Ballet, Wayne McGregor, Flanders Royal Ballet, Hermes, Steve McQueen, Hussein Chalayan, Philips Design, Mike Kelley, and Miroslaw Balka. His work has been presented throughout the United States, South America, Asia, Australia and Europe. For more information on Scanner visit www.scannerdot.com

Michelle Browne

Michelle Browne is an artist and curator based in Dublin, Ireland. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally, most recently having solo shows in The LAB, Dublin, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Maonrhamilton and The Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, while also taking part in Quantified Self curated by Sheena Barret (Dublin), The European Performance Art Festival (Poland), Trouble (Belgium), A lens With a Conscience (USA), Unfamiliar (USA & Ireland) The National Review of Live Art (Scotland), Urban Wasanii (Kenya), Documenta Urbana(Germany) and The Performance Collective Group Show Belfast (Northern Ireland).

Michelle is the founder of OUT OF SITE, a festival of live art in public space in Dublin, presenting performances by over 40 national and international artistsacross Dublin city from 2006 - 2008. In 2009 she curated Vital Signs an exhibition of Arts in Health in Context as part of a programme for The Arts Council and Create. In 2010 she was invited to curate Tulca Season of Visual Art in Galway. Michelle works as a freelance educator with the Hugh Lane Gallery, The Ark, The National Gallery and the National College of Art and Design. She is the recipient of the NCAD Student Prize 2007, The RDS James White Art Award 2006, The Arts Council of Ireland Artist Bursary 2008 & 2010 and support from Culture Ireland. She has written for Circa Art Magazine, Visual Artists News Sheet and Create News.

Michelle is currently working as artist advisor to the Grafton Street Quarter design team in Dublin City Council, a new initiative to engage artists in the design process of the city. For a full biography please visit: http://www.michellebrowne.net/