Rhiannon Faith make autobiographical shows exposing the sweet, fragile and devastating aspects of human relationships. Dance/theatre with a smutty mouth.
New show Scary Shit is supported by Arts Council England and has recently been selected for The Pleasance programme at Edinburgh Fringe 2016, Additional support includes Open Lab at the Barbican, The Garage, Arts Depot and Richmix.
Based in Essex, previous works include ‘The Date’ which had its London premier at BAC in 2015 and successfully toured through Arts Council funding plus support by BAC, University of Bedfordshire, Colchester Arts Centre, Pavilion Dance South West [PDSW]; and The Garage, Norwich, where the company have a current residency.
Rhiannon Faith is a Discovery Artist at PDSW and recently selected to attend TEST a CPD weekend for emerging choreographers hosted by PDSW and South East Dance.
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BACKGROUND and BIOGRAPHY
Founded in 2009, Its previous work The Date – a playful and touching ‘reality dance show’ starring Maddy Morgan and Nathan Johnston – toured to Bedford and Colchester after premiering in March 2015 at BAC, London. Additionally the company curates a cross-art form event called Golden Bohemian, fostering collaborations between contemporary dance, live bands, actors and artists which take place in underground venues. Golden Bohemian was presented at Bargehouse, Southbank as a part of Zealous X.
Based in London and Essex, artistic director Rhiannon Faith holds an MA in contemporary dance-theatre practice, a PGCE and received the Smith-Artaud Award for excellence in dance and theatre. She is also a recipient of an Escalator East to Edinburgh Award, a Discovery Artists at Pavilion Dance South West in Bournemouth and residencies at The Garage in Norwich, Rich Mix in London and the University of Bedfordshire (where she is a visiting lecturer). She has experience working on site-specific environments and immersive performance. Her commissioned work includes Secret Cinema’s The Red Shoes, Grease and Diva. She choreographed Tatler Summer Ball at Christie’s auction house for Immersive Cult and Springhead Film company’ (winner of ‘Coup de Coeur’ at Cannes Film Festival) new film Soror, directed by James Webber. She’s also a regular performer at FRAFF run by Scottee at a variety of London venues.
Maddy Morgan was a hip-hop dancer who went on to study at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds, graduating in 2010 with first-class honours. Subsequent credits include Secret Cinema, Tempered Body Dance Theatre, Holly Blakey, Cathy Waller Company and Eddie Peake. She’s been working with Rhiannon Faith as a dancer, creative collaborator and rehearsal director since 2010. In 2013 Maddy embarked in a MA in Cultural Policy and Management at City University, graduating in 2015 with a Distinction. In this time Maddy was mentored by Hannah Sharpe from Two’s Company Dance Management and has produced two successful GFTA projects for emerging choreographer Nathan Johnston. This year Maddy was selected for ‘Optimists 2016’, a theatre producers course run by China Plate Theatre and is currently working for Rhiannon Faith & Greenwich Dance as a part-time Project Coordinator