Charlie Morrissey is a performer, teacher, director and researcher. He has been working in the UK and internationally for over twenty years. He creates large and small-scale site- specific dance, theatre and gallery based performance work in diverse contexts. His work is informed by collaborative working relationships with dance makers such as Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, Scott Smith, Kirstie Simson, K.J.Holmes, Siobhan Davies and many others. He recently directed a major new site-specific work The Tree of Light performed by 1,000 people as part of the Cultural Olympiad. Also in 2012 Charlie is working with Siobhan Davies researching a new piece for the ICA for 2013; recently performed a new solo commissioned by Bob Lokyer and Siobhan Davies at the Place; is developing a new mobile performance installation with film-maker Marisa Zanotti; working on developing new works with choreographers including Theo Clinkard, Robert Clarke and Antonia Grove; and teaching across the UK, and in Budapest, Berne, Dublin and Grenoble. www.charliemorrissey.com
Jerwood Award winner Yael Flexer is the co-artistic director of Flexer and Sandiland (formerly Bedlam Dance Company). Originally formed by Yael as Choreographer in Residence at The Place Theatre, London, her company tours small to middle scale live works throughout the UK and internationally. The company has been commissioned to create live and/or interactive works for: The Barbican Centre, Sadler’s Wells, Woking Dance Festival, The South Bank Centre, The Engine Room, Somerset and, Dies de Dansa (Barcelona, Spain). Commissions as an independent artist include: Scottish Dance Theatre, E-Werk Tanz Festival, Ludus Dance Company, Gravity & Levity, Laban Centre, Influx & Loop Dance Companies. 2010-2012 commissions and live works include The Living Room for YFNS, What if for Ludus Dance Company, Not About Love for Lila Dance and Vortex for Cascade. Yael regularly leads choreographic Labs, workshops and professional training in the UK and internationally. She has been awarded a bursary from The University of Chichester towards an MPhil/PhD practice-based research and also co-directs mapdance. www.yaelflexer.com
Ty will be recreating Lucinda Child’s work with mapdance. He trained at the Fort Hayes School for the Performing Arts in Columbus, Ohio and earned his B.F.A. in dance Magna Cum Laude from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. As a dancer he has worked with several young emerging artists as well as established companies, such as Dan Wagoner, DANCENOISE, Merce Cunningham repertory ensemble, Gus Solomons Jr., Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane & Co., Ton Simons, Dance Works Rotterdam, Giulia Mureddu, Irish Modern Dance Theater, and currently with Emio Greco | PC as well as Lucinda Childs Dance. He can also be seen as a featured performer in the 2012 production of Einstein on the Beach. He has presented his own work at Movement Research, and at St. Marks Church in New York, OT301, and the Holland Festival, Amsterdam.
As a teacher Ty has taught the companies of Dansgroep Amsterdam, Dance Works Rotterdam, nb projects, Emio Greco | PC, Krisztina de Chatel, Lucinda Childs Dance, and at several Academies and Universities throughout Europe and the United States. He has taught workshops and master classes for both Lucinda Childs and Emio Greco, and continues to arrange and develop workshops, tours, and creative and educational residencies for Lucinda Childs, as well as assisting Lucinda Childs in the setting of her works in Europe and the United States.
Jorge holds a degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences and studied dance the Real Conservatorio Professional de Danza in Madrid. He has worked as a dancer with companies in the UK (CandoCo), Spain (Lanonima Imperial) and Belgium (Compagnie Thor and IOTA) among others. He is Co-Director of somoSQuien (founded in 2003) and has produced work internationally, including commissioned pieces performed in Austria, Belgium, Russia, and the UK. He lectured at London Contemporary Dance School from 2008 to 2012. Jorge has also been guest lecturer at the Conservatorio Superior de Madrid, Beijing Dance Academy and Universidad Europea de Madrid. His latest piece, ‘36’, has toured seven countries and been revived by the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, UK in February 2012.He is currently studying for his PhD at Goldsmiths University of London, focusing on cutting-edge methodologies for training and replicating higher states of consciousness for dancers in performance.
The current Map company will be playing tribute to the late Nigel Charnock on this years tour. A recreation of his piece ‘XX’ will contribute to the 2012/2013 programme.
Nigel Charnock was a founder member of DV8 and formed his own company – Nigel Charnock + Company in 1995. A maverick and totally captivating performer, Nigel ruptured the boundaries of performance using different disciplines and media to redefine dance as a genre. Nigel had a string of internationally acclaimed shows to his name and was Artistic Director of Helsinki Dance Company 2002-5. His is well known for his unique solo performances including Human Being, Hell Bent, Original Sin and Resurrection. His solo ‘Frank’ toured internationally from 2002 to 2010. ‘Stupid Men’ a totally improvised piece for four men was made in 2009. His latest solo ‘One Dixon Road’ began touring in 2011. Nigel recently created works in Canada with Louise LaCavalier, and a new piece, ‘Revolution’ was premiered in Hungary in 2011. A collaboration with Jazz pianist Gwilym Simcock was performed at the London Jazz Festival in November 2011. Most recently Nigel was working on a new show 10 men which previewed in BDE 2012 and completed a duet for Talia Paz and Mike Winter entitled Haunted by The Future in April 2012, before he sadly passed away in August 2012.