Co-Producer and Performer
Josh Hawkins is a choreographer/dancer currently supported as Artist in Residence at The University of Salford. He founded his dance company ‘Hawk Dance Theatre’ in 2015 and since then has received funding awards to support the creation and development of ‘(we)SINK’, ’Fish Tank’ and ‘The Chit Chat Chalk Show’.
For more information on Josh and his company go to www.hawkdancetheatre.com
Co-Producer and Performer
Graduating from Leeds University in 2005 with a BA (Hons) 2:1 in Dance & then UCLan University in 2012 with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, he has honed his skills as a performer, practitioner, arts manager, producer, fundraiser, mentor and maker. With a strong ethos in participatory practice, Anthony is interested in creating accessible work for diverse audiences.
Currently Creative Director for Ludus Dance, Anthony is also Co-Director of Maelstrom Theatre and develops his own stuff.
For more information on Ant go to www.briggsyproduces.co.uk
Edenamiuki Aiguobasinmwin is an experimental contemporary dance and hip hop practitioner, the founder and artistic director of Elevate Young Minds. Currently he is in the final year of his contemporary dance degree studies. He is the associate producer of Takeover Festival for October 2017, with mentorship from John Tomlinson.
Throughout 2016, Edenamiuki participated in 10 different experimental projects in film, dance and live art, both nationally and internationally. He visited The Republic of Tanzania, presenting hip hop culture as a medium for a successful alternative educational method. Edenamiuki delivered dance workshops and presented a position on alternative education as a representative of the UK at the Tanzanian International Model of the United Nations (TIMUN) under the theme “Youth’s Role in the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Alongside his choreographic practice and producing events, Edenamiuki is experience teacher, delivering contemporary workshops to all abilities aged from children right up to adults.
Music Producer & Sound Technician
Lee Affen is a composer, music producer and sound designer from Manchester, now based in Lancaster. His passion for music has led him to work in bands, write for singers and compose for theatre, film and dance. Lee’s work includes the composition of new and original live scores for the 1920s silent films Metropolis, Nosferatu and Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans. Lee was also MD for Othello at Lancaster Castle, composer for The Bare Project’s Time Passes.
Listen, and also Love is a Battlefield, with Louise Fazackerley for BBC Radio 3 and New Voices. This was a dance poetry piece inspired by stories of Post Traumatic Stress relating to war. Lee’s recent work has seen him composing a score for the dance piece The Thief, The Fox and The Phoenix, composing and designing a score for the Bare Project’s immersive theatre piece How to Survive the Blitz and Other Things…. and writing and performing a new score for the 1928 film The Passion of Joan of Arc. 2017 sees Lee composing for the new dance piece ‘Cotton’ Alongside this, Lee also delivers music workshops and has worked on community based arts events and festivals around the UK.
Film Maker & Documenter
David is a filmmaker, animator and video marketer based in Lancaster, Lancashire. He has previously worked in the broadcast TV sector as well as in independent film production and distribution. He produces a wide range of creative video and animated work with clients of all shapes and sizes, including social enterprises, local businesses, large online retailers, arts organisations and independent artists.
The core of much of David’s work is centered on the universal concept of finding and implementing the most effective ways to communicate people's messages - whether for a marketing goal or artistic project. Passionate about the arts and cultural education, David volunteers at Ludus Dance, helping to support their youth dance programmes. He also works extensively with grass roots regeneration efforts in Morecambe being a committee member of the Morecambe Carnival.
David has recently supported Anthony to develop projection materials for his work ‘The Room’ for young LGBT audiences.