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Directed by Heather Eddington, State of Flux is a vibrant dancefilm company dedicated to the creation of fresh, exciting and original work by fusing dance, film, animation and design. The company is made up of international artists including dancers, animators and sculptors in exploring the possibilities of dancefilm. Together the team creates highly innovative dancefilm installation work where movement, images and environment blend and the performance begins.
“Eddington’s sensitive, quirky and adventurous style, has led her to find a language within dancefilm which is refreshing and very much her own.” – David Hinton, Film Director.
In 2010, Heather created her first full-length (45 minute) production Forgetting Natasha at the Jerwood DanceHouse in Ipswich. Through the creation of this new work Heather developed her unique approach to using dance, film, text and digital technologies in performance. It went on to tour in London and across the east region in Autumn 2010 before heading to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011. Following a hugely successful debut run in Edinburgh, which saw the show receive the Times’ Critics Choice and a wealth of 5 star reviews, Forgetting Natasha is now touring nationally and internationally.
“Forgetting Natasha will make you laugh, cry and show again how beautiful theatre can be.” – WhatsOnStage *****
“brilliantly conceived, imaginatively delivered” – The Herald *****
Heather’s previous installation work A Blank Canvas also toured the UK in 2010 as part of the National Dance Network’s Dance 3 programme.
Throughout 2012, Heather has been working on a range of projects both for her company, State of Flux, and as an independent director. She was commissioned by BAFTA/Channel 4 to create a Big Dance Short film which premiered at London’s South Bank Centre and was then shown at Latitude Festival and broadcast on Channel 4 as part of their Random Acts season.
Heather is also currently an Associate Artist at DanceEast and in 2012 worked with the organisation to devise, create and direct the dance magazine show Come Dance With Me, a 6 part series made especially for The Space and featuring New Art Club.
Heather has recently received funding from Arts Council England to support the development of a new work. Created through a series of labs throughout 2012, State of Flux will bring together a poet, set designer, theatre director, digital artist and animator to develop a new multidisciplinary work that promises to push the boundaries of what theatre can be. The work will go into production in early 2013 and will be available for touring from March 2013 onwards.
State of Flux has been selected as one of the finalists for the prestigious Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award and has received a grant to support the research and development of a new work. A Study of Who will be presented alongside the other finalists at Shoreditch Town Hall on 11 October 2012, as part of a festival being produced by The Barbican.
For other opportunities, have a look at what State of Flux is currently touring