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Creating Extraordinary Theatrical Experiences

Experimenting with Form, Live Music, Dance & Storytelling since 2015!

Collide is a London-based theatre company made up of emerging artists. Our aim is to speak through bold texts and to produce work which challenges, inspires and excites both us and our audience. We love exploring non-traditional forms and re-discover old gems that question who we are as human beings and how we choose to lead our lives.

 

Founded in 2015 by director Emily Louizou, Collide has collaborated with more than 50 international artists coming from all disciplines, notably composer David Denyer, designer Ioana Curelea and choreographer Ioli Filippakopoulou. In 2018 and as Collide grows, veteran event producer Christina Fotinelli has come on board as a producer to help support and grow the company to the next level.

Our mission is to make unconventional performances which merge storytelling with dance and live music. Since 2015 we have created three site-specific performances in unconventional theatre spaces, and two black-box pieces in London’s fringe scene. We are grateful to have had support from Arts Council England for our last two projects.

We have been selected to be part of the New Diorama Emerging Companies 2019-2020 as one of the ten most promising companies to watch. Our show Metamorphosis was featured in the Incoming Festival 2019 which showcased the UK’s most “explosive” work from emerging artists!

We are currently working on a new dance-theatre version of August Strindberg's Miss Julie. In February 2020 our adapted Ms Julie was selected to be part of the acclaimed Resolution Festival curated by dance venue The Place in London.  As part of this festival we showcased an extract of our new piece on the 18th of February 2020 and are now hoping to continue developing it for a full production in 2021. 

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A Younger Theatre

“THERE IS NO BENCHMARK I CAN OFFER, NO RELEVANT EXPERIENCE TO RELATE IT TO, BUT IN TERMS OF PURE STAGECRAFT IT IS AN EXCELLENT ENVISIONING OF A VERY DIFFICULT PLAY, AND AN EXPERIENCE WORTH UNDERTAKING, EVEN IF ONLY BECAUSE IT IS DIFFERENT FROM ANYTHING ELSE OUT THERE.” 

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