Joel O’ Donoghue - Dancer:
Joel's degree in Dance Theatre from Trinity Laban reflects his interest in alternative and experimental performance. Joel has performed works across the UK and internationally, working with a diverse range of choreographers, including Hofesh Shechter, Ben Wright, Darren Ellis, Ponciano Almeida, and Matteo Fargion. While honing his skills as a performer, these experiences have developed his understanding of different dance forms and devising methods. The latter has proven indispensable in his collaboration over the past two years with British composer Pete Yelding. Their recent piece, In Good Company, was performed at Robin Howard Theatre as part of Resolution 2016. In July 2014, Joel completed a short course in Set Design at University of the Arts, London. He is interested in finding ways of incorporating design into his work, and exploring how different settings and lighting states can change a performance. He is particularly interested in how this applies to site-specific works. Joel has recently collaborated with artist Candida Powell-Williams, set designer Dan Potra, and lighting designer Joshua Gadsby on a range of projects, both in theatres and in more unconventional spaces.. Joel is equally active in efforts on behalf of the community, leading workshops for the Trinity Laban education outreach program.