Anna Furse background includes a scholarship to the Royal Ballet School, study with Peter Brook’s CIRT and Grotowski’s Teatr Laboratorium and new dance/physical theatre in the UK and abroad.
An award-winning director/writer of over 50 international touring productions, her Artistic Directorships include Bloodgroup, Paines Plough and her current company Athletes of the Heart. Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, she directs the MA in Performance Making and curates the Performance Research Forum. She is a published writer, journalist, and frequent speaker at international conferences. Her published texts include Augustine (Big Hysteria) Harwood 1997 and Gorgeous, Theatre Centre Plays Vol 1 Aurora Metro 2003, currently in repertory at The New Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco. Her co-production Don Juan.Who? with Mladinsko Theatre, Ljubljana will tour in 2008.
With her bursary she will travel to India and Poland to research her next project Dust with Jola Cynkutis and Khalid Tyabji.