Amanda Gough

Role

Co-Programme Leader MA Performance

Area of work

Lecturer in Choreography, Repertory, Teaching Dance Technique, Dance Artists in Community and Education

Contact details

Address:

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Faculty of Dance, Laban Building, Creekside, London, SE8 3DZ

Email: [email protected]

Phone One: +44 (0)20 8691 8600

Biography

Amanda trained as a dancer at Laban and Florida State University. She has danced for (among others) Clare Baker, Mothers of Invention and Erica Stanton. Amanda Gough and Sonia Rafferty formed Double Vision in 1997 and have choreographed numerous works together most recently, Spheres of Influence (2015) for the Trinity Laban CAt (Centre for Advanced Training). Amanda's dance film Grace Notes (2011) has been screened in festivals in the UK, Uruguay, USA and Brazil.

Amanda also works as a freelance dancer, teacher and choreographer.

Qualifications / Educational Background

  • BA Dance Theatre from Laban
  • MFA in Dance from Florida State University
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Creative Outputs

Performing:

1992-4: Florida State University graduate shows, including; Jeff Slayton “ Don’t Fear the Fire”, Doris Humphrey “Brandenburg Concerto no 4” , Martha Graham “Steps in the Street

1997: Rafferty & Gough “Sonnet: The Better Angel” The Place, Jackson’s Lane, Roehampton, Laban

2001: Clare Baker, “Flock”  Bloomsbury

Mothers of Invention - “My Mother, My Daughter, Myself”, Roehampton, Chichester, lilian Baylis, Laban

2002: Amanda Gough “12 Steps”, Laban

2003: Erica Stanton  “The Gravity of the Situation”, Bedford, Laban

2004: Erica Stanton “ Undercurrents”, installation by Rosie Leventon, Fabrica  Gallery, Brighton

Erica Stanton “Matters of Gravity” , The Place

Installation by Rosie Leventon

 

Choreography:

1992: Hop

1993: Recipe

Shoot the Breeze chosen to represent FSU at the American College Dance Festival (South East Region)

1994: MFA Concert - The Rhythm Method
The Rhythm Method, Hop, Trudge

1995: Chance Encounters for Gloucestershire Youth Dance Group

1996: Paradigm, Paradox, Parallax, Paradiddle for Much Ado
Resolution at The Place
The Edge  for Hextable Youth Dance

1997-present: Co-director of Double Vision Dance Company with Sonia Rafferty. “After Images”  site specific piece for 50 local children and the Company at Lacock Abbey, commissioned by National Trust/Lacock Education 2003. “Sowing the seeds” site-specific piece for local children and the Company at the Courts Garden, commissioned by National Trust/Lacock Education 2002. “In:site” for Double Vision  https://vimeo.com/73867731 and “In:sense” for local community dancers, Millenium Project commissioned by the Derngate Theatre, Northhampton 2000. “Double Vision, Second Sight” full length A4E lottery funded work which also commissioned choreographer Fiona Edwards 1998. “Sonnet” choreographed and performed with Amanda Gough 1997.

2010: Movement direction for finale of Sound Moves, Festival Hall

2011: “The Stone Diaries” (with Sonia Rafferty), TrinityLaban BA3 Commissioned Work. https://vimeo.com/73867731

2011: ’Grace Notes’ , Dance Film screened at Merge Festival, Exeter (March 2011) and New Gallery, London  (April 2011), V Sao Carlos Videodance Festival, Sao Paula, Brazil (1-3 October 2011),   Third Coast Dance Film Festival USA (September 16th/17th 2011), Festival Internacional de Videodanza del Uruguay (24th-30th October 2011) Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania (26th April 2012) GLOW Dance Festival  Castle Green  Hereford (30th June 2012) FiELD  UK Dance Film Festival, Stratford Circus (10th August 2014)  http://vimeo.com/38087646

2012: Movement Director for Youth Music Voices, Choir performing at WOMAD, Houses of Parliament, Royal Opera House, Velodrome (Olympic Park), Trafalgar Square, Hyde park and Battersea Park

2013: “The 5ecret lives of Numbers”, Trinity Laban BA1 Performance Project https://vimeo.com/73951696

2014: Commission from Brighton and Hove Arts – director/choreographer for a collaborative  project music and dance  (Feb 2014), working with 6 young dancers  aged 16-18 and a  string orchestra of 15 young musicians. Performed at Trinity Laban as part of Colab

2014: “Instructions for Folding” Trinity Laban BA1 Performance Project https://vimeo.com/99542948

2015: “Spheres of Influence”  (with Sonia Rafferty)Trinity Laban Centre for Advanced Training

Publications:

Articles published in Dance UK magazine (2002 - “A Fairy Tale Career?”  & 2004  - “Choreographic Observerships – a reflection”) and Dance Matters (2004 – A Site-Specific Exploration  & 2008 “Dance Captures”)

Presented at Wellcome Trust conference – University of Manchester School of Music and Drama (2004) “Left  - choreographic research project”

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