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Griffin, Julia

Practitioner

Summary

Julia Griffin is a freelance dance artist operating in the UK and Europe with extensive knowledge and experience in teaching, performing and choreographing contemporary dance and dance video/film works. She has worked with professional dance artists, dance and theatre companies, along with established artists from diverse disciplines. In a career spanning over 21 years, she has investigated, explored and experimented with dance and movement.

Contact Details

Telephone: 0161 226 4500/ 07910321489

Email Address:griffin.dance@btinternet.com

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Additional Information

My work as a freelance dance and performance artist in the North West and both nationally and internationally has allowed me to develop a strong collaborative element within my work. I have worked alongside visual artists, musicians, photographers, video and installation artists, leading choreographers, directors and emerging dance artists. Through exploration and creating new ways of moving through artistic collaboration, devising new methodologies for creating original and thought provoking works that encourage participation and cross fertilisation of art forms, ranging from dance and text to multi-media installations and filmed dance works

Specialism

Through exploration and creating new ways of moving through artistic collaboration, devising new methodologies for creating original and thought provoking works that encourage participation and cross fertilisation of art forms, ranging from live dance to multi-media installations and filmed dance works.

Background Information

A graduate from Middlesex University with a BA (Hons) in Performing Arts, a Special Certificate in Choreography and Performance from London Contemporary Dance School and an MA in Media Arts from Manchester Metropolitan University. She has collaborated with various artists, dance companies, theatre practitioners, vocational and academic institutions in the UK and Europe. She has performed and worked with Gestures Dance Company, Swamp Circus, Gorgeous Dance Company, Common Ground Sign Dance Theatre, Glee Club, Sensa Tempo, Twisted Collision Dance Theatre, Siobhan Davies Dance Company, Red Ladder Theatre CO and Robert Hylton Her performance, choreographic and film work has been seen on BBC 1 (‘OK 2 TALK FEELINGS’), The Big Screen (‘Ran out of Credit’ and ‘The Binsons’), MTV (Rachel Macfarlen and Lucid) Moves Festival (‘Golden Day Waltzing’), The Cornerhouse (‘The Assembly’), Commonwealth Film Festival (Swan), BBC's 10x10: (‘NIGHTFRONTIER’), Granada T.V Best of the Fest and Manchester International Arts (Sensa Tempo and the Penny Arcade Show) and TWISTED COLLISION'S award winning 'TREADING WATER', which was given by VIDEO POSITIVE in 1995 and can be viewed at FACT in Liverpool and also as an online resource. She was the only UK choreographer selected for ‘The Migrant Body Project’ involving five countries, five selected choreographers and 10 international dancers in 2007. Previous collaborative work with artists include Stephen Petronio, Emilyn Claid, David Massingham, Earl Lloyd Hepburn, Siobhan Davies, Hans Tuerling, the late Lea Parkinson, Penny Arcade, Wendy Houston, Julie Tollentino, Katherine Dawson, Pete Purdy, Lawrence Turnball, Rachel Davies, Ruth Gibson and Bruno Martelli (Igloo ‘Swanquake’), Guy Hilton and the late Jeremy James.

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