& MOVEMENT DIRECTOR
Deborah works with dancers, actors & singers of all ages and experience in theatre, dance, site-immersive performance, commercials, games and TV.
Her experience ranges from devising and directing dance theatre productions, staging movement for theatre as a movement director and choreographing musicals and opera.
Equally able to lead and work collaboratively as part of a creative team,
Deborah brings her vision and unique creative process to every
production she works on.
WE’RE HERE BECAUSE WE’RE HERE
On 1 July 2016, thousands of volunteers took part in a modern memorial to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. ‘We’re here because we’re here’ saw around 1,400 voluntary participants dressed in First World War uniform appear unexpectedly in locations across the UK. ‘we’re here because we’re here’ was a UK-wide event commissioned by 14-18 NOW,
Jeremy Deller:Turner Prize-winning artist
Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre.
Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the National Theatre, in collaboration with 27 organisations.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR LONDON
I was employed by the National Theatre to direct the rehearsals for London.
I had two companies of 50 men which I solo directed and up to 150 men where I worked with additional associate directors.
This role involved great leadership managing such a large and diverse group with an age range of 16- 45.
This was a community based project which excelled in production values and in creating an extraordinary bond between the volunteers. This work pierced and opened the heart of the British Public and all of us that worked on it.
INALA: with Ladysmith Black Mambazo
I directed the INALA remount in 2015 opening as part of the Chekhov Festival in Moscow before returning to Sadlers Wells and embarking on an Ambassador Theatre Group UK Theatre TOUR.
Read more about my role on INALA in 2014 and 2015 by clicking here
LATEST NEWS 2017
Movement director for National Youth Theatre Rep Company.
Jekyll and Hyde, New writing by
Evan Placey. Choreography included Victorian Music Hall Tiger Dance, Transformation scenes for the lead actress from Jekyll into Hyde with ensemble female cast and movement language for Victorian and Modern Day timezones.
Ambassadors Theatre, West End,
Movement Director for Child of the Divide, a play by Sudha Bhuchar revived in commemoration of 70 years of Partition in India.
Choreography involved chaotic crowd scenes of migration, developing a realistic movement language for adults playing children & religious ( hindu and Muslim) ceremony and celebration. In contrast, the work included stylised movement to poetic monologues to interpret the internal mindset.
Polka Theatre, London and UK theatre Tour 2017
Choreography for a new dance theatre work Hacienda Paradise, inspired by a true story of murder and chaos on the Island of Floriana, Galapagos.
Commissioned by Rambert and Inner Ground ( Cornwall based elders dance company). Performed as a Curtain Raiser for Rambert's Spring Tour at Hall for Cornwall and Elixir Festival, Sadlers Wells May 2017.