Based in Glasgow, Mhz are a dynamic, award-winning visual theatre team, comprised of Bex Anson and Dav Bernard, whose collaborations with dance artists are rich, thrilling and multilayered. They can never be second-guessed, having brought circus, clubland vibes and dancehall to festival, outdoor and theatre spaces. Previous work includes “Kid X,” “Liquid Sky” and the Total Theatre Award-winning “Void.”
Their new show “Ruins” is similarly ambitious in scope. Lorna Irvine caught up with them to find out more about the collaborative process, and how the strands weave together.
The son of a painter and a set designer, director/choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot was, it seems, destined to have a life in the theater. Born and raised in Tours, in central France, in 1960, he studied dance and piano at the Conservatoire Nacional de Région de Tours before joining the Rosella Hightower International School of Dance in Cannes.Continue Reading
One would think that a dance inspired by the events of the January 6 insurrection—yes, a dance!—would not be the ideal stuff of theater, but the eight members of Laurie Sefton Creates (formerly Clairobscur Dance Company), succeeded in giving life to Sefton’s premiere “Herd. Person?”, while the dance, itself, was occasionally problematic.Continue Reading