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Im a freelance artist working with performers in wales to provide lighting, sound, image, video, publicity and technical support.

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Dancers Wanted

TaikaBox is looking for newly graduated dancers for a Dance Shorts commission.


INHABITANTS is a 10-minute dynamic site-adaptable piece for 4 dancers in wearable sound-systems that tours to theatre foyers in Spring 2013.


The audition will be held on 18th December in the dance studio at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cyncoed Campus.


Rehearsals takes place on: 15th and 29th Jan, 2nd, 3rd and…


Posted on December 2, 2012 at 22:51

Training Opportunity - Digital Stage Environments for Dance

TaikaBox is a Cardiff-based company that makes work for stage, screen and site, integrating technology with the moving body.

Choreographer Tanja Raman and artist John Collingswood will be working with 5 dancers and 2 musicians throughout the Autumn to create a full-length dance work called Beyond the Body.

This performance will tour to 5 Welsh venues in November.

There is an opportunity for an artist to…


Posted on August 22, 2012 at 5:53

AUDITION - call for dancers for Autumn project

AUDITION – Cardiff, 15th April 2012 (by invitation only)

Tanja Råman and John Collingswood are looking to recruit a team of professional dancers for their new full-length production: Beyond the Body, co-produced by Taliesin, funded by the Arts Council of Wales and supported by Run and Become, NDCWales, Cardiff Met and Chapter.

Beyond the Body will be in rehearsal from 28th August 2012 for 11 weeks, the first 7 weeks of this period will…


Posted on March 25, 2012 at 8:45

Mine Research: Three Days Later

We presented our ideas to a nice little audience yesterday. I was stationed behind the lighting desk and sound kit so I didn't see much of the journey, but it seemed to work pretty well.

Its the first time I've designed a soundscape that has involved a choir. I wanted to give the sound a spatial quality, using different techniques throughout the piece, but with the consistent theme of mining. I used a lot of stereo separation for the textural soundscapes, and, at one point, had the…


Posted on November 2, 2011 at 22:28 — 1 Comment

Mine Research: Four Metres Up

how to make an entrance - Shadow Warrior style.


2 days on stage and we're beginning to get a feel for how all the stories and images might link together. We spent the afternoon with the choir in the space and they definitely add another dimension. Our miners are working hard and having a laugh at the same…

Posted on November 1, 2011 at 9:21 — 1 Comment

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At 10:52 on June 27, 2009, Deborah Powell said…
ThX ...

"Words are the voice of the heart."
At 12:23 on June 24, 2009, Deborah Powell said…
Hi John - just a thought, but as you have some v. interesting views on audience participation, maybe sometime you'd like to blog about it ... it'd be great to see if there is any consensus about 'what good looks like' in AP from this community?
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