We are thrilled to share that Johnny Autin has been announced as one of DanceXchange’s Artist in Residence 2020. Johnny Autin (Autin Dance Theatre) / An established Dance Artist & Choreographer based in Birmingham (UK), working internationally as a performer and choreographer. I am the Creative Director of award-winning Autin Dance Theatre (est. 2013) a collaborative and project-based organisation producing engaging artistic performances that provide an extensive learning and participation programme. My choreographic process is always influenced by socio-political statements and engaged towards positive, empowering and inspiring messages to our audiences.
“Throughout this artistic residency at DX, I am interested in creating an ambitious outdoor piece with a large puppet operated by 5 puppeteers and one dancer. The idea is to choreograph a larger-than-life ‘pas de deux’ and to choreograph this duet as if they were both real-life contemporary dancers. I am keen to push the boundaries of puppetry motions and large scale movements in devising a captivating work in collaboration with our team of artistic collaborators. I am also particularly inspired by the potential of outdoor arts and festival settings, and the scale it opens up for choreography.”
Our working title for this new outdoor production is Out of the Deep Blue (Rise and Tale of the Sea Giant)
and will premiere in Birmingham in June 2020.