Renaud Wiser Dance Company was created in 2013 following a Dance City commission to create Renaud's first full length evening of work. The company has presented 4 works to date and has recently premiered Who Killed Bambi?, a new Dance City commission, which opened in Newcastle on 7 February 2015.
RWDC is a platform for exploration and collaboration and the laboratory for Renaud's choreographic enquiry. Strongly rooted in the contemporary world, his research explores our human condition through the medium of dance and theatrical performances. Renaud has developed a strong voice in the UK choreographic landscape by creating work both thought provoking and beautifully crafted.
RWDC recently became a Pavilion Dance South West playtime artist.
"Who Killed Bambi? was enthralling ... A must see."
Sheila Creevey, head of creative programmes, Pavilion Dance South West
“Visceral, up close and personal...”
“...makes a vivid impression.”
Catherine Sutherland on Metropolis for Bachtrack.com
"It might be the piece that hooks you for ever."
Luke Jennings on The Skin Walkers for The Observer
COMPANY AND CREATIVE TEAM
Ana Beartiz Meireles
Ana completed her ARAD ballet studies in Portugal, where she is originally from, before moving to London to study at London Studio Centre. Since graduating Intoto Dance in 2012, Ana has worked for Darren Pritchard (former Wayne McGregor) and joined Balbir Singh Dance Company. She joined Renaud Wiser Dance Company in 2015 for the creation of Who Killed Bambi? and the rework of Metropolis.
Born in Kyoto, Japan. Chihiro moved to the UK at 14 to train at The Arts Educational School, Tring, followed by London Contemporary Dance School. Upon her graduation, she joined Henri Oguike Dance Company and later joined Phoenix Dance Theatre. Most recently, she toured with James Cousins Company intensively internationally including SE Asia and Chile. She has also worked with various choreographers and artists such as Aletta Collins, Kerry Nicholls, Paolo Mangiola, Quang Kien Van, Hofesh Shechter, Ramin Gray and Simon Stephens as a freelance dancer.
KENNY WING TAO HO
Kenny competed in Breakdance before training in contemporary dance at London Contemporary Dance School. Whilst there Kenny performed with Akram Khan for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. Kenny has worked with Protein Dance Company as a member of Border Tales touring with them in 2013/14. Kenny worked with Renaud as part of the New Movement Collective before joining his company for Who Killed Bambi?
Gareth graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 2010. Since graduating Gareth joined National Dance Company Wales, under the artistic direction of Ann Sholem. After leaving in 2013, Gareth has worked with Renaud Wiser on his creation of Metropolis, James Wilton, Lloyd Newson's DV8, Jonathan Lunn on a production of Carousel the Musical and a brand new production of the Baroque Opera, Ariadne Die Schöne Und Getreue and most recently with James Cousins' on his world tour of Without Stars and There We Have Been.
Aaron started dancing at 19 with dance company FuzzyLogic. He went on to complete his training at Laban, completing a degree and Masters in Dance Performance. He went on to tour internationally with Transitions Dance Company. Aaron has gone on to create, tour and work with Jean Abreu Dance (as a dancer and rehearsal assistant), Ashley Warren, ZoieLogic Dance Theatre, Anthony Lo-Giudice, Vivien Wood, Marc Brew Company, Renaud Wiser Dance Company (RWDC), Alexander Whitley Dance Company, James Cousins Company and Phoenix Dance Theatre.
Lee Smikle (SmikleProject) is a creative producer, choreographer and teacher. He is the founder and Artistic Director of two successful ongoing dance/art projects: Shoreditch Youth Dance (SYD), were he works alongside
and mentors talented young dancers and Free to Fall (Artists and Producers Development Programme) which supports the development of both emerging choreographers and professional dance artists. Lee has been producing Renaud Wiser Dance Company since spring 2013.
Oliver plays the cello and produces electronic music. He is artist in residence at the South Bank and is known for his collaborations with some of the leading contemporary musicians in many genres. He begins a new solo tour this autumn following the release of his album Towards the blessed islands, making his New York debut at Le Poisson Rouge at the end of September.
Christopher has a 2nd year Diploma in professional stage management and technical theatre. He has worked as a board operator, production manager and light designer for many professional companies including Protein Dance Company, Bonachela Dance Company, Rambert Dance Company and Mark Bruce Dance Company.
Chris created the light design for The Skin Walkers and Metropolis and has collaborated with Renaud Wiser on different projects since January 2010.
A collaboration of Jane Wheeler and Janey Gardiner, JaneJaney transform spaces and people for performance, events and festivals. They have years of experience in fine art and design and have worked on a large range of
theatre productions including with the Royal Opera House through to Secret Cinema and with New Movement Collective.
Richard is currently an international associate at the Royal Court Theatre. He has an extensive experience as a theatre director having worked on 14 productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company and has also worked as a free-lance at the Bush, The old Vics Tunnels and the Bath Theatre Royal.
Kenny Wing Tao Ho
Ana Meireles Dancer
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