Artist Biographies

Jonathan Mewett, Dancer

Jonathan graduated with a First Class (Hons) degree in Dance from the University of Chichester in 2015, continuing his training there to complete an MA in Performance in 2017. As part of his postgraduate degree Jonathan was a member of mapdance, performing works internationally by Richard Alston, Kevin Finnan (Motion house), Liz Aggiss, Abi Mortimer (Lila Dance) and Israel Aloni & Lee Brummer (ildance). Alongside working with Katie, Jonathan is a performer for Elisha Hamilton Dance, performing her work RETALE at Resolutions 2017. Jonathan is particularly interested in improvisational performance and work that is of a multidisciplinary nature.

Sophie Sednova, Dancer

Sophia Sednova grew up in New York City where she began her physical training as a competitive gymnast and then began her dance training at the Peridance Capezio Center. She later attended The University of Iowa receiving a BFA in Dance. She then attended London Contemporary Dance School for her postgraduate diploma and MA with EDge Postgraduate Dance Company 2014-2015. She has performed extensively throughout Europe as part of her tour with EDge, and participates in the Florence Dance Festival annually. She has worked with, Itamar Serussi, Robert Clark, Eleesha Drennan, Danae Morfinou, Pietro Pireddu, Arianna Benedetti and many more. Sophia enjoys highly physical movement and floor work as well as compositional improvisation that utilises theatrical elements.

Lou Cope, Dramaturg

Lou Cope is a dance & theatre dramaturg who works with performance makers in the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Greece, Sweden, Malta, Scotland, Ireland and the UK.

She is also Dramaturg in Residence for South East Dance which involves being dramaturg to a number of SED artists as well as to the organisation itself.

Current or recent collaborations include working with Gary Clarke on the award-winning COAL, Tim Casson, Stopgap Dance, Jose Agudo, Gwyn Emberton, Sheila Ghelani, Hannah Ringham (SHUNT), Botis Seva, Rhiannon Faith, Robin Dingemans & Hagit Yakira.

Tom Sayers, Composer

Tom works primarily as a sound-designer for film. Credits include “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find
Them” (David Yates), “Cinderella” (Kenneth Branagh), “Dark Shadows” (Tim Burton), “Harry Brown”
(Daniel Barber), “Sunshine” (Danny Boyle), and “V for Vendetta” (James McTeigue). He won a BAFTA for
Best Sound, with Glenn Freemantle, for “Slumdog Millionaire” (Danny Boyle), and also received an Oscar
nomination for Best Sound Editing for this film. Tom was music editor on the acclaimed French TV series
“Les Revenants” (“The Returned”), which won Best Drama at the International Emmy Awards. He is
especially interested in the use of “found sounds” in a musical context.
 

 

Nic Sandiland, Digital Mentor

Nic Sandiland’s work explores new choreographic forms through installation, performance and film and he has collaborated frequently with choreographers to find a synergy between recorded image, sound, object and movement. Originally trained in electronics engineering, he studied dance and performance in the late ‘80s. His movement-based works focus on ways to elevate the mundane and often overlooked choreography of everyday life. Work commissioned by: Royal Festival Hall; Barbican Arts Centre; Sadler’s Wells Theatre; Artsdepot. Regular collaborator with choreographers Yael Flexer and Rosemary Lee. Worked as an interactive technology designer with Station House Opera, and artists Gary Stevens and Imogen Stidworthy.

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Suzi Everett, Costume

Suzi worked on the original version of Digital Tattoo in 2015 and has redesigned the costumes for Digital Tattoo 2017. She also works in wardrobe at Glyndebourne Opera House. Past costume credits include: Phantom of the Opera Tour, Cunning Little Vixen, Glyndebourne. La Cage aux Folles, Theatre Royal Brighton.

Chloe Bishop, Project Co-Ordinator

Chloe trained at Northern School of Contemporary Dance before completing a Master at the University of Chichester whilst performing with the postgraduate company, Mapdance. Chloe has performed in the UK, Ireland and Europe with companies including Kansaze Dance Theatre, Cscape Dance Company and Wide Eyed Theatre, as well as making and producing her own work for the Brighton Fringe festival and Drunken Nights IV. Currently based in Brighton, Chloe is an active contributor and member of Brighton Dance Network and works in a number of freelance roles relating to dance creation and performance, teaching, arts administration and producing.

Ezra Miles, Camera Operator 1

Ezra Miles is a London based filmmaker and DOP who has worked in music videos, short fictions and documentaries since 2013. He won the Nagoya University Prize for his film The Fool in the Field (2015). His work is often humorous and is focused on people living outside of societal norms.

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