INTRODUCING MOVE IT 2022 HEADLINER LIAM FRANCIS...
Liam Francis is a dancer, choreographer and facilitator. His career began at Zoonation Dance Company and saw him work extensively in the commercial dance industry. He trained vocationally at London Studio Centre (INTOTO) and graduated with a first class BA Hons degree in 2014.
Upon graduating he joined Rambert Dance Company. His 7-year tenure with the company saw him perform and create leading roles in works by choreographers such as Mark Baldwin, Kim Brandstrup, Christopher Bruce, Sidi Larbi Cherkoui, Merce Cunningham, Ben Duke, Sharon Eyal, Adonis Foniadakis, Wayne McGregor, Marion Motin, Patricia Okenwa, Hofesh Shechter, Alexander Whiltley, Wim Vanderkeybus and Didy Veldman.
As well as frequently collaborating with visiting choreographers on his role within new creations, Liam choreographs his own works, which have been performed in London, Oxford and New York. 2021 saw Liam included in Dance Europe’s Dancer of the Year nomination and nominated in Tanz magazine as Best Male Dancer.
ARTISTIC GREMLIN WORKSHOPS
In 2019 Liam began developing and delivering the Artistic Gremlin Workshop; an opportunity for creatives to explore and share their psychological experiences as artists. He has delivered the workshop to dancers, choreographers, authors, directors, actors and musicians. Liam is passionate that such discussions are paramount in assisting the development of a more supportive, empathetic and inclusive artistic community.