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Jane Mason portrait


Jane trained in theatre at Bretton Hall University in the early 90’s. Since 1997 she has worked as an independent choreographer and performer creating her own work for live performance (Singer, Come on Sun,The Brow, Desert, Find This) and for film (ANDOUT, Hard Told,The Pleasure of Gliding). She danced for Random Dance (94-97) before freelancing for choreographers including; Charles Linehan,Wendy Houstoun, Emilyn Claid, Colin Poole, balletLorent and Deborah Hay.

She choreographs in various collaborative contexts including Street Dance for Lone Twin and with directors for theatre productions including: Mr Kolpert (Royal Court), Song of Songs (Weeding Cane), Breathing Irregular (The Gate), SUSAN and DARREN, Old People, Children and Animals and Entitled for Quarantine and most recently on Adrian Howells’ LIFE GUARD, a National Theatre of Scotland/Arches Co-Production.Recent projects include: choreographing and performing in Blind Ditch’s This City’s Centre and collaborating with filmmaker Rachel Davies on The Tree. She was one of the resident artists for Independent Dance’s 2014 what_now festival and has been awarded Dance4’s 2014 Commission Collective commission to create ‘A dance at Home’ in the autumn.Her new work Life Forces, is a duet with performer/writer Phil Smith and will premiere in the autumn before spring 2015 touring.

‘Jane Mason’s choreography captures the moment when all certainties seem to dissolve, and life and the human body suddenly seem so fragile.’ Lyn Gardner – Guardian