CHARLOTTE DUBERY - Death
Charlotte is a theatre maker, performer and puppeteer based in London whose practice is fueled by a desire to tell stories. She has a first class honours degree from the University of Exeter, where she was also awarded the Israel Bertie Black Prize for Most Outstanding Student. Her passion for visual storytelling and creating theatre as an ensemble took her to École Jacques Lecoq, when she then trained for two years.
Charlotte has performed, written, designed and directed theatre work for indoor and outdoor shows across the UK and internationally. Her strong background in dance feeds into her physical work; she regularly collaborates with several companies as a movement director and choreographer.
As a natural hoarder of unwanted unusual objects, Charlotte spends a lot of time rummaging around flea markets and gives discarded treasures a new life and story. Her fascination with character and found objects has sparked an interest in stop motion animation and puppetry, which she is currently experimenting and playing with in her studio.
WILKIE BRANSON - The Man
Wilkie is an interdisciplinary artist; the focus of his work lies in both dance and film, with origins rooted in BBoying (breakdance). Self-taught in both of these core aspects of his work, his dance style has developed to hold expression, accessibility and integrity at the heart of his practice. He has also choreographed dance work for young people including: Varmints, White Caps and Boing! (Travelling Light), Baddies: the Musical, The Nutcracker, The Velveteen Rabbit (Unicorn Theatre) and for Sadler’s Wells.
He was awarded The Arts Foundation Choreographic Fellowship in 2012 in recognition of professional standing within the art of dance and film. He is also a New Wave
Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells and was a member of the Sadler’s Wells Summer University – an international selection of emerging choreographers. He is currently developing new work for Sadler’s Wells and his new award winning short film Little Dreams is being screened and broadcast internationally.