Foreign Body is a solo show by Imogen Butler Cole about hope, healing and forgiveness after sexual assault. Using a combination of verbatim and physical theatre, Foreign Body is a brave, liberating and life-affirming story.
The Stage Review 2016
In her debut solo work, Foreign Body (★★★★), Imogen Butler-Cole chronicles her journey of healing following a sexual assault. Inspired by restorative justice, the show seeks to destigmatise the conversation around sexual violence. Using choreography by Niamh Mckernan, Butler-Cole rolls around the stage under a giant duvet, as it simultaneously suffocates and protects her. Butler-Cole’s movements capture the fragility felt by the invaded body, and the courage needed to forgive the man, or men, who invaded.
Midnight Run 2015
The Midnight Run is a walking, night-time, arts-filled, cultural journey through a city and a typical Midnight ‘Runner’ has a healthy sense of adventure and seeks experiences beyond the mainstream. It is partially influenced by The Situationists - a political and artistic movement between 1957 & 1972 - started in France. Founders of the movement were tired of the commercialism of art and consumerism and wandered city streets in typical post-war bohemian fashion seeking REAL experiences.
Accordingly, The Midnight Run seeks to negate the frenzy and hysteria of mass media, pop culture, hype and reality T.V. for actual reality, for the simplicity and intimacy of walking and talking. Our idea is to reclaim the streets of a city, to dispel the idea of ‘danger after dark’ instead to ‘discover after dark’. It is to grow urban communities, situate meetings of strangers, for relationships to blossom, to inhabit the confines of glass, concrete, steel and structure as a child does a maze: with natural play and wonderment
The Brillig Ensemble
The Brillig Ensemble is a collective of musicians and artists that aim to innovate classical music performance.
A production by Leslie Boulin Raulet and Niamh McKernan
Interweaving Classical music with movement, this project used movement to uncover new ways of Performing Mozart's Masterpiece's
Biography is a project founded by myself, Moa Luikonnen and Sasha Tjerrild Larsen. Combining our unique skillset and specialised knowledge in body/mind awareness practices, movement for actors and creative and social entrepreneur - and leadership, Biography works in support of people and structures in the performing arts, emphasising the balance between personal and artistic development.
Vision Our vision is to contribute to the performing arts by facilitating a space where people are supported personally as well as artistically. Focussing on leadership and learning in the areas of body awareness and well being, as well as personal, team and artistic development, we provide a skillset that aids in navigating a life in the modern performing arts world with integrity, creativity and a sense of personals agency.
Music Off Canvas
The Project 'Before Language' by Music off Canvas, acts upon a belief that creativity can empower a better future by encouraging sustainable new ways of thinking and communicating. Through performances and workshops we explore the origins of music and movement, offering audiences and participants an accessible route to creating their own art. The performance piece presents a playful manipulation of every day materials and the human body to explore the transformative song and dance of nature, communicating an ethos that art can be found around each and every one of us.
Who I am
"Who I am" is a drama short film tackling the subject of identity in relationship to religion from the perspective of a young transgender teenager.