Fuel to Present THE ROOF, Commissioned by National Theatre's LIFT, at Doon Street Car Park, May 30-June 28
Jon Bausor (Designer) trained on the Motley Theatre Design course after studying Music as a choral scholar at Oxford University. He was the set designer for the 2012 Summer Paralympics opening ceremony. Theatre credits include Silence (RSC, Filter), The Homecoming (RSC), Lord of The Flies (Regents Park) KURSK (Sound & Fury/Fuel/Young Vic; Evening Standard Best Design nomination), and James and the Giant Peach (Octagon, Bolton, Manchester Evening News Awards Best Design nomination). Design credits for opera include The Knot Garden (Theatre an der Wien, Vienna) and The Human Comedy (Opera Group/Young Vic). Design credits for dance include Blood Wedding (Finnish National Ballet), Pleasure's Progress, Ghosts, Before the Tempest (ROH), A Tale of Two Cities (Northern Ballet Theatre) and Scribblings (Rambert).
Dave Price (Music and Sound) is an Associate Artist, composer and performer with the award-winning physical theatre company, Gecko. He has collaborated regularly with pop group Aqualung and is a founder member of Noszferatu, an experimental contemporary classical music collective. The latter has featured in the 2010 London Jazz Festival, on BBC Radio 3's In Tune and at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Dave also works extensively with acclaimed singer/songwriter Gwyneth Herbert and is a member of Chavo, a Balkan and Gypsy string band. Dave's compositional approach draws on his extensive performing background and knowledge of non-western music traditions. He combines classical training with experimental flair, embracing technology and modern studio technique. In 2007, he toured the UK with English folk big band Bellowhead and performed in George Piper Dances' Encore at Sadler's Wells. He participated in Toshio Hosokawa's 2002 opera Visions of Lear at the Linbury Studio Theatre and from 1990-1993 he was a percussionist with the Black Dyke Mills Band. In 1999, Dave received a postgraduate diploma from the Chopin Academy, Warsaw, where he studied contemporary classical percussion on a three-year scholarship with the acclaimed soloist Stanislaw Skoczynski. Following this, he studied with the leading exponents of French percussion music Trio le Cercle, Les Percussions du Strasbourg and Ensemble Intercontemporain. He has since participated in a wide variety of workshops and masterclasses studying traditional music from numerous diverse cultures. Theatre Includes: From Morning To Midnight (2013) The National Theatre, Troilus and Cressida (2102) RSC/Wooster Group, Missing (2012/3) Gecko Theatre.
Founded in 2004 and led by Louise Blackwell and Kate McGrath, FUEL is a producing organization working in partnership with some of the most exciting artists in the UK to develop, create and present new work for all. Fuel is celebrating its tenth birthday this year with a season of work featuring artists including Glen Neath and David Rosenberg, Uninvited Guests, Inua Ellams, Clod Ensemble, Fevered Sleep, Will Adamsdale and Melanie Wilson. The company is responsible for a range of creative partnerships and projects which have earned it an international reputation for innovation and excellence.
THE ROOF has been commissioned by LIFT. LIFT is a festival of international theatre and performance that connects the World with London and London with the World. LIFT turns the city into a stage on which artists with radical imaginations conjure visions of other lands, enthralling us with stories born in the worlds from which they come. Extraordinary global stories and intense visual and personal experiences come from dynamic new international voices, linking Londoners with artists around the world in events and productions that take place across the breadth of the city. From 2 to 29 June 2014. liftfestival.com #LIFT2014
THE ROOF is presented in association with the National Theatre, nationaltheatre.org.uk.
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