Introducing Anatomical and Claire Summerfield

News | 19 January 2021

Image of Tom and Anna jumping on left. Image of Claire Summerfield sitting at a desk on the right

Anatomical are specialists in making interactive theatre performances for families. They are led by the award winning performers and choreographers Anna Williams and Tom Roden. The hugely popular ‘The Doodle Dance Show’ is set around a giant piece of paper where the audience draw and dance their way through a magical story. In ‘The Buildy-uppy Dance Show’ the audience use hundreds of cardboard boxes to create an ever changing set for the show to inhabit.

Their shows have toured extensively with performances at The V&A, The Place, Greenwich Dance, ROH, Strike-a-light, Theatr Clwyd and arts centres and theatres around the UK. Their latest work – The Snowy Showy – is currently in a research phase and will be premiered at The Place, London in December 2021.

Tom Roden is co-director of international touring company New Art Club and an independent director working in theatre, dance and opera. Current projects include: Director of new creations by Stuart Waters and Viv Gordon, national tour of New Art Club’s ‘Cupid’s Revenge’.

Anna Williams is an award winning performer and choreographer working in dance, live art and theatre. Her choreography has been nominated for a South Bank award. She regularly works as rehearsal director and collaborator with Russell Maliphant, Shobana Jeyasingh and New Art Club. She is a lecturer in Choreography and Creative Studies at NSCD.

Photo of The Buildy Uppy Show: Chris Nash

Claire Summerfield – Tandem Works
Tandem Works: is award winning Independent Producer Claire Summerfield. We support companies/artists developing and presenting performance-based work; from one person shows to site specific multi-disciplinary productions to and international tours.

Each partnership responds to the needs of the artist/company and may include artistic and organisational strategy development, project design, partnership development and mentoring. Our current portfolio includes: Anatomical, New Art Club, Second Hand Dance and Rachel Mars, and past relationships include Mars.tarrab, Tom Dale Company, 30 Bird and Michael Pinchbeck .

Claire has a specialisms in dance at the intersection of technology and for Children & Young People (CYP). Our artists have presented work at some of the key CYP’s festivals eg IPAY (Philadelphia), Krokus (Belgium), Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, Belfast International Children’s Festival & Showbox (Norway). Claire is the only UK member of the global Young Dance Network.

Tandem Works has been working with Anatomical and New Art Club over the last 18 months, producing The Buildy Uppy Dance Show at the V&A Museum and Cupid’s Revenge at the Surf the Wave showcase. We are currently developing a new seasonal show.

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