Martin is a physical performer and performance maker. He has been training, creating performance and performing since graduating with a degree in BA hons Dance Studies from University of Roehampton, London in 2012. After some time exploring his practice with Surrey Dance Collective and teaching around London and Surrey, Martin moved to Liverpool to explore the artistic community. He has performed and trained with companies such as Cheshire Dance, Tmesis Theatre Company, The Lanterns Company, Hope Street Ltd and Wild Rumpus, engaging in site specific performance and performances for scratch nights and theatre. Martin Is a third of a movement theatre collaboration “Matting”, with Alice Philips and William Lang. Together they create, curate and celebrate improvised new works and theatre for regular performances night in Liverpool.
My name is Emilie Siân Lawson and I‘m a 3rd year performing arts student at the University of Chester. I took part in a work placement with Minerva Arts for 6 weeks in the summer of 2019 and I loved working there because it got me involved in the local arts scene. I have over 16 years’ experience in the performing arts industry. I have performed in a lot of theatre productions and in many iconic venues such as, Her Majesty’s theatre, Symphony hall in Birmingham and Disneyland Paris. I am excited to travel to Italy and learn about theatre in their culture.
Charis is a freelance creative, performer and writer. She trained as an actor at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and has most recently worked with Strictly Arts at the Belgrade theatre in their alternative Christmas show Club 2B. She has also performed with the Birmingham Rep and the Lyric Theatre Belfast, amongst others.
As a writer and maker, she is currently part of the BAIT 2020 writer’s cohort with Beatfreeks and has just finished working with Rural Media on developing her audio piece ‘Four’ that will appear on a BBC platform later this year. Charis has also written for Near Neighbours for International Women’s Day last year and has just received the Artist Support Fund from In Good Company for her one woman show ‘Little Fish’ about Irish identity and homesickness.
Buddleia Maslen is a performer and theatre maker from London. She makes theatre about climate change, and also creates work for cabaret (Phantasmagoria Cabaret) and variety shows. She has a taste for dark comedy and absurdist theatre. Buddleia finished a year-long course in physical theatre at Fourth Monkey drama school last year.
Currently working in Movement and live art collective; Matting, Alice explores physical articulation to communicate internal human moral, rhythm and suppressed emotion, expressing her stories and thoughts in a sense of improvised play, poem and physical theatre. Her other recent practices and projects include teaching vinyasa flow yoga and working with her co-founded company; Mooncup theatre in arts council funded dark comedy show on a bus; ‘A-Void’ and ‘Midsummer Mooncup’ at Metal Liverpool and The Arts centre at Edge Hill.
William Lang is a dancer, performance maker, visual artist and writer. His practice is rooted in improvisation, a tool of intuition and play. Recently his practice has been exploring a number of esoteric solos investigating feelings of grief and loneliness.
William is lives and works in Liverpool.