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Wendy is a performer and maker for a generation of artists, bringing a wealth of experience from her own work alongside her collaborations with artists whose work challenges, enriches and extends the boundaries of dance and theatre, such as the late Nigel Charnock, Lloyd Newson (DV8), Rose English and Gary Stevens as well as Tim Etchells, Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion.

Archive listings for Wendy Houstoun (UK)

Work type: Dance or ballet.

Stupid Women - T1197930950

Live directed improvisation. Combining idiocy with skill, anarchy with meaning and costumes with music, five guests of high calibre and low income attempt the impossible and quite probably fail. Running time: 2hrs inclu. interval. Suitable for ages 14+
28 May 16Unity Theatre, Liverpool :: V539
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25 Sep 15 to 26 Sep 15The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240
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13 Mar 15Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham :: V0165922284
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Pact with Pointlessness - T655855040

Pact With Pointlessness is a new work by acclaimed performer and choreographer Wendy Houstoun. It is a game of opposites, a play of discrepancies, an urgent text of chaos uninterrupted by disturbing coherence. All at once, it is author and cipher voicing everything and nothing - ghosted by old-time patter, high-altitude confusion, empty dramas, hyperlinked reality, breaking news, more breaking news and meaningless movement. It is an all or nothing kind of event. A do or die kind of affair. Pact with Pointlessness is funny and moving in equal measure, and follows hot on the heels of her highly successful 50 Acts, winner of the 2013 TMA award for achievement in dance and nominated for the Critics Circle National Dance Awards.
22 May 15Unity Theatre, Liverpool :: V539
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28 Apr 15 to 29 Apr 15Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
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7 Oct 14 to 8 Oct 14The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240
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5 Jun 14 to 6 Jun 14Southbank Centre, West End :: V423
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50 Acts - T0834864152

A commitment to action involving: Manifestos, Apologies and Errors - Small Dances and Big Ideas - Invisibility, Stupidity - Inexplicable Feats and Unexpected Turns - and Much, Much More. A theatre luminary, Wendy has worked extensively as a solo performer and in collaboration with companies and artists whose work enriches and extends the boundaries of performance.
6 Sep 14Curve, Leicester :: V830272338
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3 Oct 13Brighton Dome, Brighton :: V655
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22 May 13Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield :: V972
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8 Nov 12 to 9 Nov 12Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
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12 Oct 12Platform Theatre, Inner London :: V1649072558
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15 Nov 11The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240
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19 Jul 11Jacksons Lane, Outer London :: V312
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Keep Dancing - T1261353215

UK Premiere. Wendy Houstoun is a dance theatre artist who has developed a distinctive style that combines movement with text, and meaning with humour. In her solo, Keep Dancing, a typist gets waylaid by the act of preparation before finding herself in a loop of action she finds difficult to escape. Keep Dancing is a dialogue with technology and a visual display including fascinating archive footage. Houstoun challenges preconceptions about movement but also communicates clearly and humorously about contemporary culture. In this new work, she re-asserts herself as a performer of integrity and independence.
22 Oct 09 to 7 Nov 09BAC (Battersea Arts Centre), Inner London :: V168
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Desert Island Dances - T0477723942

Desert Island Dances remembers movements, gestures and overheard conversations from a life left behind. Physical theatre meets dance in Wendy's solo work.
1 Nov 08Manchester Gorilla (formerly Green Room), Manchester :: V485
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6 Jun 07 to 9 Jun 07Toynbee Studios, Outer London :: V1339682613
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26 Feb 07 to 27 Feb 07Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
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7 Feb 07Nuffield Theatre (Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts), Lancaster :: V522
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19 Sep 06 to 20 Sep 06Southbank Centre, West End :: V423
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16 Feb 06 to 17 Feb 06BAC (Battersea Arts Centre), Inner London :: V168
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The 48 Almost Love Lyrics - T845653704

In her new solo work The 48 Almost Love Lyrics [Wendy Houston] becomes a forensic dancer as she pieces together the scattered fragments that surround us all into a compelling evening of dark humour. Accompanied by [John Avery]'s loud/quiet music.
7 Mar 03 to 8 Mar 03The Lilian Baylis Theatre, Inner London :: V236
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Instant Transformations - T0197737268

Join performer, choreographer, theatre maker and innovator Wendy Houstoun and her eclectic array of guests on stage and screen as they develop ideas of transmission and translation in performance. Recognisable and unrecognisable performers will be using fragments of video, live television and film to enter the body, write movement and create voices - sometimes by bypassing the brain! The evening will be a mix of the spontaneous and rehearsed using pieces by writers, dancers and people without job descriptions to deal with the nature of performance itself. Volunteers who would like the chance to participate in the show should phone 0207 921 0852 by Friday 7th June for further details. Inclusion of material or participation is not, however, guaranteed.
13 Jun 02 to 14 Jun 02Southbank Centre, West End :: V423
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A drinking piece set in a bar, this genius hybrid of satirical monologue and solo dance allows Wendy, well known for her work with DV8 and many other leading UK dance companies, to flaunt her particular brand of bar room philosophy.Director im Etchells.
18 May 00Brighton Dome, Brighton :: V655
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Other listings

31 Jan 98Playhouse, Nottingham :: V457
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