Jane Mason (UK)

Jane Mason (UK)

Jane Mason trained in theatre at Bretton Hall University in the UK in the early 90’s.

Since 1997 she has worked as an independent choreographer and performer creating her own work for live performance (Singer, Come on Sun, The Brow, Desert, Find This) and for film (ANDOUT, Hard Told, The Pleasure of Gliding). She danced for Random Dance (94-97) before freelancing for choreographers including; Charles Linehan, Wendy Houstoun, Emilyn Claid, Colin Poole, balletLorent and most recently for Deborah Hay in Grope and Find it and Pull it Out. She choreographs in various collaborative contexts including Street Dance for Lone Twin and with directors for theatre productions including: Mr Kolpert (Royal Court), Song of Songs (Weeding Cane), Breathing Irregular (The Gate London), SUSAN and DARREN, Old People, Children and Animals and Entitled for Quarantine touring internationally and on Adrian Howells’ LIFE GUARD, a National Theatre of Scotland/Arches Co-Production.

Recent projects include: choreographing and performing in Blind Ditch’s This City’s Centre and collaborating with filmmaker Rachel Davies on They Tuck You up Your Mum and Dad and with the playwright Natalie McGrath on We’ll Meet in Moscow in response to Russia’s banning of gay pride for 100 years. She was one of the resident artists for London’s Independent Dance’s 2014 what_now Festival and been awarded Dance4’s 2014 Commission Collective commission to create A dance at Home as part of Nottdance Festival 2015.

Her current work Life Forces is a duet performed with writer Phil Smith developed during 2013 and 2014, in collaboration with a sculptor, dramaturg and animator.

Jane will be showing A Dance at Home exhibition at Malt Cross from Thursday 5 - Sunday 15 March.

www.jane-mason.co.uk

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