Wendy Houstoun is a movement/theatre artist who remains committed to finding new forms to address her themes. Over the years, her work has developed a uniquely distinctive style that combines movement with text, and meaning with humour.
Since 1980, Wendy has worked extensively as a solo performer, and in collaboration with companies and artists whose work challenges, enriches, and extends the boundaries of, dance and theatre. Her work with DV8 Physical Theatre, Tim Etchells and Forced Entertainment, film-maker David Hinton, Jonathan Burrows, Nigel Charnock, performance artist Rose English, Gloria Theatre, Lumiere and Son Theatre and Ludus Dance Company has explored large and small stages, specific sites, film and installation.
Wendy’s solo pieces, Haunted, Daunted and Flaunted, Happy Hour (commissioned by Chisenhale Dance Space), and The 48 Almost Love Lyrics have all toured Europe. She has made two films, Touched and Diary of a Dancer for BBC with David Hinton. Site-specific commissions include Mind the Gap for the South Bank Centre, Reverse Effect for Cultural Industry, and Take Me to the River for the South Bank and Greenwich & Docklands Festival.
Wendy is an artist who experiments with ideas in her work, but keeps her audience very much in mind. While her work challenges preconceptions about movement, she communicates clearly and humorously about our culture.
|15 November 2011||50 Acts||Robin Howard Dance Theatre||London|
|8–9 November 2011||Wendy Houstoun in Anatomy Lessons||Lilian Baylis Studio||London|
|19 July 2011||50 Acts||Jacksons Lane||London|
|24–25 April 2010||Space For Ideas Workshop||The Point||Eastleigh|
|5–7 November 2009||Keep Dancing||BAC|
|22–24 October 2009||Keep Dancing||BAC|
|1–2 July 2009||Yorkshire Playhouse||Leeds|
|20 May 2009||Happy Hour||Project Arts Centre||Dublin|
|18 May 2009||Happy Hour||Project Arts Centre||Dublin|
|18–20 May 2009||Happy Hour||Project Arts Centre, Dublin EIRE|
|13–16 May 2009||Happy Hour||The Sheffield Students Union||Sheffield|
|13–16 May 2009||Happy Hour||The Sheffield Students Union|
|4–10 May 2009||Wendy Houstoun in residency||Teatro Fondamenta Nuove||Venice|
|14 February 2009||50 Acts - Act 2, Manifesto, a tract of love and bile||National Review of Live Art||Glasgow|
|11–18 January 2009||Desert Island Dances||Bosco Theater||Sydney|
|27–29 November 2008||50 Acts||BAC||London|
|6–7 November 2008||Desert Island Dances||i-camp, Neues Theater Munchen||Munich|
|1 November 2008||Desert Island Dances||Greenroom||Manchester|
|17–19 October 2008||Happy Hour||Becks Bar @ Meat Market||Melbourne|
|9–13 October 2008||Desert Island Dances||the Arts Centre||Melbourne|
|8–18 May 2008||Residency||Bassano del Grappa|
|5 October 2007||Desert Island Dances||Condition Publique||Roubaix|
|20–25 August 2007||Desert Island Dances||Theatre Workshop||Edinburgh|
|6–8 June 2007||Desert Island Dances||Toynbee Studios|
|24 March 2007||Desert Island Dances||Doncaster Civic Theatre||Doncaster|
|14–15 March 2007||Desert Island Dances||Unity Theatre||Liverpool|
|8 March 2007||Desert Island Dances||Dartington Arts||Totnes|
|6 March 2007||Desert Island Dances||Exeter Phoenix||Exeter|