Creatives

Sally Knight

Sally Knight

Artistic Director & Dancer

Sally Knight (former Williams) is Cscape’s Artistic Director, creative producer and choreographer.

Sally co-founded Cscape in 2003 and has subsequently worked on all Cscape’s shows and productions to date in a variety of roles form performer to choreographer, producer to educator.  Sally also teaches at Falmouth University and runs Cscape Pilates.

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  • Undertaking her professional dance training at the Laban Centre from 1998-2001, Sally graduated with a BA Hons in Dance Theatre. Sally co-founded Cscape with Helen Tiplady and Sarah Jarvis.
    Sally choreographed Cscape’s first piece, Within These Walls, in January 2003, which premiered at the Barbican Theatre Plymouth and Plymouth Theatre Royal as part of the Dancers United Festival.
  • Qualifying with the Pilates Foundation in 2010, Sally also runs Cscape Pilates and teaches around fourteen Pilates classes a week, using her movement knowledge and experience to assist both dancers and non-dancers in rehabilitation and body conditioning – click HERE for more info

Sally has been involved in all the company’s productions to date:
2015/16   Taste – choreographer and producer
2014           Somersault Festival Neptune performance – choreographer
2013           Glendurgan Gold – choreographer and performer
2013           The Venus Flower and other Stories – Choreographer and creative producer
2013           If the Shoe Fits – Tour manager
2012           Trelissick Gardens Christmas fairies – Performer
2012/13   If the Shoe Fits – Performer
2012           Tin Violin, collaboration with BishBashBosh, Choreographer / performer
2010           Global Gardens – Co Director, Producer, Choreographer
2009 / 11 When the Shops Shut – performer
2008 / 11 Enjoy Your Stay- choreographer / performer
2008 / 09 Don John with Kneehigh Theatre – performer
2008           Treading Water – choreographer
2008           Below – performer
2006 / 08 Fifteen Cornwall – performer / co choreographer
2006 / 07 Guilty Fingers – performer
2005           Coathooks and Corridors, co- choreographer / performer
2005           Landings – performer
2004           Road to the Beach with Motionhouse Dance Theatre – performer
2003 / 04 Blonde – performer
2003           After Dark, Polperro Festival – co- choreographer and performer
2003           Within these Walls – choreographer and performer

Other companies:

In 2006/07 Sally worked with Jacky Lansley Dance Theatre at the Hall for Cornwall (HFC) and Royal Opera House (ROH) Clore performing in View from the Shore

2008 / 09 worked with Kneehigh Theatre in the national and international tour of Don John in conjunction with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and Battersea Arts Centre (BAC).

Choreography / Movement Direction for theatre;
Hamlet – Cube Theatre, 2008
Beauty and the Beast from Mars Miracle Theatre, 2010
Tin Violin 2012 – Trebiggan Productions (Formerly BishBashBosh), Minack Theatre, 2012
Upstage Youth Theatre HFC – Summer 2012
Kernocopia – Summer 2012

Education Work
Working extensively as a specialist dance educator Sally has gained ten years’ experience in producing and delivering dance projects with children and young people.  Having worked within early years’ settings, primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and universities, Sally is passionate about arts education, and also works closely with teachers to deliver dance workshops.

Sally particularly enjoys working with hard to reach young people and has developed and delivered many projects that work with young people excluded from school and also with young people in care. Sally is an Associate Lecturer at Falmouth University where she teaches on both the BA Theatre and BA Dance and Choreography courses.

Seamas Carey

Seamas Carey

Performer / Creative (Music)

Seamas Carey is a performer, composer and silent film pianist who grew up in Cornwall. At the age of 17 he escaped the clutches of formal education and began work as a multi-instrumentalist and composer for theatre. Since then he has toured continuously throughout the UK, Europe, Middle East and USA.

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Seamas Carey is a performer, composer and silent film pianist who grew up in Cornwall. At the age of 17 he escaped the clutches of formal education and began work as a multi-instrumentalist and composer for theatre. Since then he has toured continuously throughout the UK, Europe, Middle East and USA.

As well as touring, he’s also worked in the studio recording numerous theatre, dance and film soundtracks and is a founder member of Cornwall based theatre company Silly Boys. He recently composed and produced the solo project “Seamas Carey Meets His 4 Year Old Self” with the help of a 20 piece choir.

Other recent work includes Wolf’s Child (Wild Works), 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips (Kneehigh), Neptunalia (Cscape), Hetty Feather (Kenny Wax) Two Punks & A Tandem (Silly Boys), 100: The Day Our World Changed (Wild Works & The Lost Gardens Of Heligan).

 

Martin Fenton

Martin Fenton

Lighting Designer

Martin is a Professional Lighting Designer, Technical Manager and Technician based in Cornwall. Since graduating from Rose Bruford with a 1st Class BA(Hons) in Lighting Design in 2013 he has worked on many productions across dance, theatre and live events in the South West and nationally. Credits include: Cscape (Taste, Neptunalia, Hansel and Gretel, When the Shops Shut), Panta Rei, Canvas Theatre, ‘Owdyado Theatre, Writer’s Block (KEAP), Grit Dance, Goldentree and Freefall Dance.

Tim Hardy

Tim Hardy

Creative (Lighting)

Tim is a lighting designer & technical practitioner whose creative passion is backed up by pragmatism & practicality.

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His most recent work includes lighting for Heather Walrond Dance Company, with ‘The Rising’ & Exim Dance Company’s ‘Etch’. He has also designed lights for ‘Creating the Spectacle’, as part of the 2102 Paralympic Opening ceremony with Susan Austin. Regular collaborative projects with co-founder of Candoco Dance, Adam Benjamin; including designs for 5 Men Dancing, Destino, Neat Timothy, Jordi Cortez and Kirsty Simpson. Production Management for Richard Alston Dance Company, the ‘Place Prize’& ‘Some of the Parts’ Festival, with London Contemporary Dance School & Rosas (with internationally renowned choreographer, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) Technical Mangement for Plymouth University, where he oversaw the technical installation of a £7million state-of-the-art theatre, hailed as one of the best dance houses in Europe. Technical Management at the Place, the Bridewell & the Gardner Arts Centre. Tim has also worked for the Eden Project as live events lead; designing and delivering a programme of live events, including the hugely popular ‘Dinosaur Uproar’ 2016 summer season… & for WildWorks. Tim has a positive & creative approach to technical challenges & a specialist interest in lighting design for dance.

Mik Weir

Mik Weir

Creative (Design)

Mik Weir is trained as a sculptor ad fabricator.  Studying at Nottingham, Trent University and also studying theatre design.

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Using these skills Mik has worked in many elements of design and fabrication, originally working in Film, Theatre and Opera, progressing into exhibition construction and theatre design. Mik has worked with the English National Opera, The Royal Opera, The National Theatre, English National Ballet, Michael Clarke Company, the BBC as well as many years at Asylum SFX on Film and Theatre productions before starting his own successful exhibition and production company: Creea Ltd.  Some of his clients have been: Hermes, Dior, Chanel, Myla, Selfridges, John Lewis, Singapore Airways, Emirates Airlines and Colebrook, Bosson and Sauders (CBS) He has worked on many films including: Aliens, Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, Shadow Warriors and Alexander.

Following a planned relocation to Cornwall Mik established a new workshop, Halo Designs, producing one off pieces and theatre builds. Recent work includes Cscape’s ‘Taste’, English National Opera’s ‘Trogans’ and ‘The Pearl Fisher’.  ‘Survivor Australia’ for Channel 10, Hermes UK and the Wadebridge Creative Hub.

 

Hana Backland

Hana Backland

Creative (Film)

Hana Backland is a North Cornish filmmaker and artist. She specialises in collaborating with community, arts and education settings to produce bespoke film and installation work. She also shoots behind the scenes for large scale film productions and uses camera kit to encourage people to record their own stories and experiences through one-off, often site-specific workshops.

Fiona Chivers

Fiona Chivers

Creative (Costumes)

Fiona is delighted to be collaborating with Cscape again this summer to produce Hansel and Gretel costumes . Fiona is a Scenographer working across genres to create dynamic performance spaces.  She has worked with companies such as Plymouth Theatre Royal, Kneehigh, Panta Rei Danseteater and many others.

Christina Romero-Cross

Christina Romero-Cross

Creative (Installation Artist)

Christina is a freelance  project manager working with artists and dancers to bring their projects to performance.  She is also a painter and digital installation artist whose work is primarily about ‘Home’ and feelings of homelessness.  You will find some of her house sculptures animating the routes of the Hansel and Gretel promenade at The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Callum Mitchell

Callum Mitchell

Creative (Writer)

Callum Mitchell is a writer and performer from Newlyn. He is an Associate Artist of Hall For Cornwall and co-founder of the theatre company Silly Boys. His new play Storm, directed by Simon Harvey, will be produced by o-region and tour nationally in 2018. Recent theatre credits include: Two Punks And A Tandem (Silly Boys/Bristol Old Vic Ferment) Table Of Delights (Theatre Damfino) and The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls (Homemade/Newlyn Art Gallery).