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  Jo Shapland

Jo Shapland

Rose Haven
SA43 3HA.

  current production | past productions
phone | ffôn 01239 613148
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Jo Shapland creates performance, choreographs, makes short films, live and visual art and music usually under the umbrella name MAN TROI. Her current installation/performances enquire into presence and memory and embrace her interest in Homeopathy and its links to alchemy; documentations of performance go through processes to become independent works. She is currently in the middle of her Arts Council of Wales funded residency/project (IN)SCAPE at Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, that will be toured to venues in Wales. She has worked, and shown her work, throughout the U.K. and across Europe and Asia.

As a freelance performer and artist she has performed and toured a new work by Charlotte Vincent and commissioned by Welsh Independent Dance in 2005; she also collaborated on a project at her home in St Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire with Phillip Babot and was a founder member of west Wales collective, Ointment. Having performed and toured widely, most recently with artists and companies such as Sean Tuan John, U-Man-Zoo, Carlson Dance Company, Gekidan Kaitaisha (Theatre of Deconstruction), future collaborations include Told By The Wind with Phillip Zarrilli and Kaite O?Reilly and Someplace, part of Wales Arts International?s Dance Encounters/ Locator.

Since graduating from London Contemporary Dance School in 1987 she has had a continuing commitment to training and personal development - particularly Eastern Martial and Meditation Arts-based psychophysical actor training - in the UK and abroad. She has extensive experience teaching dance, movement and performance skills to people of varying ages and abilities.

Current production:
(IN)SCAPE RESIDENCY Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, 2005- 2007
selected past productions
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LIMEN (installation/performance) University of Exeter, 2006

SPILT MILK (installation/performance) National Review of Live Art 2006,
Tramway, Glasgow, Experimentica 2002, Chapter, Cardiff

(IN)SCAPE 1 (film, 2004) Dance on Screen 2004, The Place, London

ONE LEVEL (an homage to Alvar Aalto) (2004) Aberystwyth Arts Centre

SOLUNA (filmdance, 2003) Collaboration with Luke JacobsSOLUNA
PROJECT (2001-2) residency further developing the Soluna Project at
tactileBOSCH and Chapter, Cardiff culminating in a site-specific
performance and an installation/exhibition of residual and transmogrified
objects, photographs and film in Chapter cellar
The SOLUNA PROJECT involved performances of the following pieces:

? SEE THE WOODS THROUGH THE TREES (2000, then collaboration with Dave
Handford 2001)
12 Days of Risk Festival, Chapter, Cardiff.
Installation and performance at tactileBOSCH, Cardiff

? PEDESTAL (1999-2002) tour of Eire and Wales

? SOLUNA (site and time specific 2000-3) Chapter Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
Arts Centre, Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan, Avebury Stone Circle, Wiltshire

MAMMALIEN (2001) performance/installation at ?Ointment? live artists?
collective event at Parc-y-Pratt Farm, St Dogmaels

ZEITLUPE:TIME MAGNIFYING GLASS (created 1999)Performance at Project Arts
Centre, Dublin
Wales tour

VISUAL ART A collection of performance residue documentation and
resultant transmogrified objects, video and film. Oil and mixed media

Post Office Records: Sirens, Disinfectant Boy Blues (Chapel Couture),
Armistice 99, Khrusos (Time Magnified)

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