Tony Thatcher

Role

Programme leader, MA Choreography

Contact details

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

Email: t.thatcher@trinitylaban.ac.uk

Phone One: +44 (0)20 8691 8600

Biography

Greater London Arts Choreography prize for work choreographed early in his career. His company, ‘ Dancework’ based in London (with Christine Juffs), besides facilitating the presentation of his own work up to 1986, also allowed him to introduce new American choreographers and teachers into London’s developing dance scene (Ruth Barnes, Judith Moss, Susan Alexander, Louise Burns, Lisa Kraus) As a founder faculty member of CNDO/EDDC he contributed greatly in helping establish European Dance Development Centre (EDDC) as a major centre for experimental teaching and performing in Europe (1989 – 2002).

Choreographic work often features live music – from large ensembles (‘De Ereprijs-Holland; ‘Muziek Lod’- Belgium) to percussion quartets (‘Studs’/Jim Fulkerson USA), electro-acoustics (Christof Hilman – Holland) and Trombone Jim Fulkerson/Hilary Jeffrey/ Joost Buis). The opera – ‘De Zeven Hoofdzonden’ – (‘Minard’/ Gent) was notable for it’s score by Dick van der Harst and for it’s collaboration with theatre director Guy Cassiers (‘Ro Teater’ / Rotterdam). Other work has involved film (Dave Daggers ‘ Volcano’ UK); Music Theatre (Siri Jonveldt/Snelle Hall/Arve Henriksen ‘My Own Private Furry’ Norway); and site specific (‘Stuifzand project/Hoge Veluwe – Holland). ‘Scape’ (with Anouk Llaurens), is the result of a SE Arts funded research and development project performed as a work-in-progress on the shores of S.E. Kent and as part of ‘It’s about Beauty’ at The Bonnie Bird Theatre, Laban.

Qualifications / Educational Background

Educated at Falmouth School of Art and Goldsmith's College. Scholarship at The Cunningham Studio. Completed his training as a teacher of the Alexander Technique in 1993 at ATON, Amsterdam. Masters degree at BARD College New York in May 2001.

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