Sarah Levinsky

Theatre Maker Choreographer Researcher Lecturer Consultant Digital Thinker Director Facilitator Movement Director

Interested in my dance/tech research?

Looking for a skilled workshop leader?

A stimulating teacher?

Curious about my past, present and future theatre & dance works?

Seeking a consultant who can conjure exciting visions?

Interested in my dance/tech research?

Looking for a skilled workshop leader?

A stimulating teacher?

Curious about my past, present and future theatre & dance works?

Seeking a consultant who can conjure exciting visions?

The eclectic work experience brought together on this website reflects the increasingly common ‘portfolio’ career trajectory. Whilst this is common in the arts, I am interested in how the mix of roles infects, stimulates and enriches each other.

Being a performance maker,
in dance and theatre,
with professional performers and community participants,
and an academic researcher and lecturer,
and a consultant arts strategist and fundraiser

opens up new perpectives on whatever I am engaged in and for whomever I am working; underpins a holistic approach to creating projects; and enables me to think sideways, within, outside or beyond sector views.

I am equally intrigued by delving into and moulding the micro and the macro, exploring the intracacies of human, physical and technological relations in the studio, on stage, and on the page; and shaping and analysing the strategies and impact of companies, organisations, and new innovations and phenomena.

My approach is rigorous raw wild archaelogical forensic imaginative intimate epic ambitious

I believe in looking closely to the middle of the thing we are in and exploring what we are and what we could be – as people, objects, animals, world and eco-system – to find new perspectives and new ways of working.

LATEST WORK

Body of Memory

Body of Memory is a dance performance which unfolds in dialogue with Tools that Propel, an interactive video installation and choreographic development system co-developed by Sarah Levinsky and Adam Russell.

Body of Memory involves a folding of past and present and a curious, playful and haunting exploration of memory: in our bodies, in our extended (human-computational) bodies, and in the (re)performance of dance. Body of Memory is built from a series of questions. What is memory, whose memory, our memory, its memory, the memory of and in this architectural, technological, computational, fleshy, moving, material, immaterial, choreographic meeting? An audience is privy to the dancers’ encounter with themselves as alien and their attempt to learn and use a new language as it emerges between themselves and the technological system.

Body of Memory is created anew each performance through the entanglement of materials – bodies, algorithms, computers, gauze, lights, space, sensors – involved in its making.

It was first created in collaboration with Tools that Propel, dancers Yi Xuan Kwek, Maria Evans, and Zach McCullough, lighting improviser Jess Smith, and composer/sound designer Matthew Collington.

Dance / Theatre

Find out more about my artistic practice – which fluctuates between dance and theatre, and also integrates technologies into physical experiences to create surprising encounters.

Consultancy

Discover more about my approach as a consultant arts strategist and fundraiser, and what you’ll get from me if you invite me to work with you in this capacity or as a digital thinker or producer.

Teaching

Are you looking for a workshop leader, facilitator or lecturer who can teach across a range of performance areas, inspire curiosity and new ideas, and confidently hold a space and group well?

Research

If you want to know more about my research interests and current enquiries then click here where you can find links to my research articles and more information on Tools that Propel.

Highlights from my portfolio

Plastic Island

Plastic Island

Plastic Island is a dance confessional – grotesque, comic and voyeuristic –about identity, responsibility, and desire.

A Few Man Fridays

A Cardboard Citizens Production

A Few Man Fridays

A Few Man Fridays was written and directed by Adrian Jackson and examines the displacement of the Chagos Islanders for a US military base.

Slender

Slender

Slender was a Mapping4D production co-directed with Wendy Hubbard about a man starving himself to death.

Consequences

Consequences

Consequences was a Mapping4D piece at the interstice of dance and theatre, co-directed with Wendy Hubbard.

Cathy Come Home

A Cardboard Citizens Production

Cathy Come Home

Cathy Come Home is based on Ken Loach's seminal television play, adapted and directed by Tony McBride

Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Gretel

Hansel and Gretel was a Pimlott Foundation production of Humperdinck's opera directed by Penny Cliff.

Let's work together!

Please get in touch with any ideas for collaborations or to hear more about any of my past, present and future work.


Falmouth, Cornwall.
+44 (0)7812 573513