Clod Ensemble makes performance happen in many different contexts, unleashing the extraordinary potential of movement and music for a broad range of audiences and participants.
Founded in 1995 by Artistic Directors Paul Clark and Suzy Willson, the company creates performance projects, workshops and events across the UK and internationally. Recent productions include Under Glass which takes place in a series of glass containers and jars (Winner of the Total Theatre Award for Visual/Physical Theatre in 2009), Red Ladies a chorus piece for 18 identically dressed women, and Must a collaboration with legendary New York performer Peggy Shaw.
We have performed our work in traditional theatre spaces, festivals, galleries and public spaces such as Trafalgar Square, Victoria and Albert Museum, Sadler's Wells, South Bank Centre, Serralves Museum in Portugal, Public Theatre and La Mama in New York, and at festivals including London International Mime Festival, Festival of Firsts, Fierce Festival,Glasgay!, Psi (Arizona and London).
We also create projects and curate work in places where art does not usually or regularly happen. The ground-breaking Performing Medicine project uses the arts to help medical students and doctors gain skills relevant to their clinical practice. (Winner of the Times Higher Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts, 2007); and Extravagant Acts for Mature People gives senior citizens at daycare centres in London the opportunity to enjoy internationally acclaimed musicians and performers
We collaborate with artists working in a wide range of media (theatre, performance, music, visual art, photography, film and poetry) and our performances are produced in association with Fuel.
“The Clod epitomise all that is best in devised and visual theatre – pure inspiration shot through with sheer imagination and verve” What’s On
“A company with the scent and texture of a distinctive musical and theatrical language firmly in its grasp.” Time Out