GRACE GOULDING WORK SHOP FACILITATOR DIRECTOR/ MOVEMENT DIRECTOR/ CHOREOGRAPHER Contact: [email protected] 07858 496 834 Biography Grace is a graduate of Liverpool Hope University where she gained a 1:1 in Dance with Theatre Studies; Grace is also a graduate of the Hope Street Limited Emerging Artist’s Programme where she was the first Movement Director to be brought onto the programme. Grace has worked within a professional capacity as a member of both the National Youth Dance, and National Youth Theatre Company of Wales. She has also worked abroad with street children and mixed ability orphans in Northern Kenya. Grace is currently a Resident Tutor in halls of residence at Liverpool Hope University where she is undertaking her MA. Grace has a keen eye for directing and workshop facilitating and has recently finished working on two large scale site specific performances with directors Hilary Westlake and Alan Richardson and a street theatre spectacle with performance art company Cocoloco. Grace also teaches dance in schools across Mid- Wales and is currently working with R.A.W.D delivering dance classes, part of a dance and theatre training school for adults with learning difficulties in Birkenhead. Teaching Experience (Dance and Drama workshop leading): Name Location Community Valley Youth Theatre Netherley, Liverpool Powerhouse Liverpool Dingle Community Theatre Liverpool Oakfield Community Centre Oakfield Friday Dance (disabled adult dance classes) Newtown, Mid Wales Dining With Alice Volunteer ‘Waiters’ Norfolk/ Norwich Higher Education Liverpool Hope University Liverpool Kicking Free Dance Company Liverpool Secondary Newtown High School Newtown, Mid Wales Llanfyllyn High School Llanfyllyn, Mid Wales Llanidloes High School Llanidloes, Mid Wales Lady Hawkins High School Kington Gateacre High School Liverpool Primary Llandrindod Primary School Llandrindod, Mid Wales Hafren Junior School Newtown, Mid Wales Abermule Primary School Abermule, Mid Wales Treowen Primary School Newtown, Mid Wales Maesyrandir Primary School Newtown, Mid Wales Booker Avenue Junior School Liverpool Greenbank Primary School Liverpool Holy Family Primary School Liverpool Choreography: Venue/ Location Production 2011 Madison Dance Hope Street Feast 2011, Liverpool (For Free Radical Follies performance) Alice Through the Winter Gardens Production in Blackpool Winter Gardens (All song and dance routines) Napkin routine and the Recital Elsing Hall, Norfolk/Norwich Festival (For Dining with Alice performance) Set Up Capstone Theatre Foyer, Liverpool CLOSE? Capstone Theatre, Liverpool 2010 Bande Apart, Jive Unity Theatre, Liverpool (For Up Side Down, Wrong Way Around performance) Opening Ceremony of Groe Gathering Festival Rhayader Park Reflections of Innocence Liverpool Hope University, Contemporary Urban Centre I am a dancer Liverpool Hope University Synaesthesia Liverpool Hope University All That Jazz, Chicago Liverpool Empire Theatre Moss Side Story Newtown High School 2009 Snow Queen Parade Liverpool City Centre Popcorn and Suitcases Hope St. Suitcases, LIPA 2008 The Passion Hope Community Church, Newtown Open Evening dance ensemble Newtown High School 2007 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Hope Community Church, Newtown 2006 Warrior Dance Newtown High School 2011 Movement Directing/ Assistant Directing/ Directing: FREE RADICAL FOLLIES. Movement Direction and Assistant Direction. The Hope Street Feast is the urban village fete of the Hope Street Quarter, full of the music, dance, theatre, art and great food, drink, local produce and learning that characterise Hope Street’s special contribution to Liverpool life. 2011 was the 6th Hope Street Feast entitled Free Radical Follies. Directed by Cocoloco: Trevor Stuart and Helen Statman, assistant director, choreographer and director from the 16th including the event on the 18th: Grace Goulding, costume designer and maker: Veronica Kelly, production designer: Olivier Du Monceau. Produced by Hope Street Limited. ALICE THROUGH THE WINTER GARDENS. Movement Direction and Assistant Direction. Produced by Hope Street Limited. Hope Street Limited celebrated the glamorous history of Blackpool's iconic building through this interactive production. Weaving a collaboration of theatre, film, illusion, music, dance and design, audiences travelled around the building to celebrate the film stars, musicians and politicians experienced in Blackpool’s Winter Gardens. A large scale site specific promenade performance piece written and directed by Alan Richardson. The team included myself as movement and assistant director, dramaturg: Therese Collins, Composer, lyrics and Music Director: Patrick Dineen, Production Designer: Kathy Sandys, Costume Designer and Maker: Mary Lamb, Sound Designer: Kal Ross, Visual Media Designer: Mike White and Production Manager: Sandra Blue. DINING WITH ALICE. Movement Direction and Assistant Direction. Produced by Artichoke Trust, a large scale site- specific immersive theatre performance at Elsing Hall, Dereham, as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2011. Eight shows each with an audience of 256 enjoyed an al fresco dinner hosted by characters from Alice in Wonderland ending with coffee and petit fours on a pontoon on the moat to watch a recital performed by their hosts. Texts by David Gale, music by Frank Millward, sound design by Simon Corder, sound by John Del Nero and costumes by Katy McPhee. DIE HOCHZEIT DES CAMACHO. Assistant Direction. The full length staging of Felix Mendelssohn’s opera collaborating with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and young singers from the European Opera. Directed by Ignacio Garcia, Conducted by Vasily Petrenko. 2010 LIVERPOOL LANTERN FESTIVAL 2010. Direction. A community based Lantern Carnival in Liverpool promoting creativity, celebration and unity across local communities involving carnival costume, processional puppets and large scale processional imagery. I directed the groups from Hope Street situated as vendors for the soul as the audience made their way into the performance area. INNOVASION. Movement Direction and Assistant Direction. Produced by Hope Street Limited. A Live Action Role Play performance with lead artist Hilary Westlake around Liverpool as part of the Liverpool Biennial 2010. UP SIDE DOWN, WRONG WAY AROUND. Movement Direction and Assistant Direction. Collaboration with Performance Artists Cocoloco and the Unity Theatre and produced by Hope Street Limited. A ‘Film Noir’ promenade performance involving; installation, sound, music and vignette performances. (P)ARTY POLITICAL. Movement Direction. Collaboration with Artistic Director Montserrat Gili and digital media by Volksrekorders at the Tate in Liverpool, produced by Hope Street Limited. Live art, film, performance, digital technology and a live orchestra. My work included choreographing a movement piece in front of the original painting of Picassos ‘Charnel House’ at the Tate Liverpool. Training/ Background: Graduated from Liverpool Hope University with a BA (Hons) Degree in: Dance with Theatre Studies. Trained in dance and performance skills whilst in training over the duration of three years including workshops by; Brian Desmond (Clowning, Jack Le Coq), Niamh Malone (Alexander technique), Sarah Black (Limon technique, improvisation), Alan Danielson of the Limon Institute of New York (Humphrey/Limon technique), Virginia Taylor (Cunningham technique), Tmesis Theatre Company (physical theatre), Sue Lancaster (community dance workshop leading, Afro- Caribbean Jazz), Victor Merriman (Documentary theatre, performance composition). Hope St Ltd: Trained as emerging Movement Director as part of the Hope Street Limited emerging artists apprenticeship with workshops including; Black and Blue (Introduction to aerial circus/ trapeze), Martin Ryan (Tai Chi), Airborne Entertainment (Free Running). Grace has worked within a number of community performances as writer, choreographer and director she also used these skills to produce and perform a Theatre in Education piece performed in 2006. Grace is also a qualified community dance teacher through the Laban Leaders Course. Skills: Grace has training, received throughout education, in; Stilt Walking, Stage Combat, Physical Theatre, Clowning and majors in the dance genres of, Hip- Hop, Ballet, Lindy Hop Jazz and Contemporary dance styles. Grace also has experience in set design, stage management, lighting and sound tech work as well as teaching in schools and dance institutions across Liverpool and Mid- Wales and Liverpool Hope University. Grace has basic knowledge of the Italian and Welsh language and also holds a full clean UK Driving licence and a full enhanced CRB certificate.