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Ivan Thorley

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    Ivan Thorley is a performance maker who specialises in movement, theatre, puppetry and technology. He has received commissions and funding for his independent work and has performed and collaborated with various artists, arts companies and independent projects locally, nationally and internationally. Ivan works in Dance Science and lectures in Performance Technology in the Graduate School at TrinityLaban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Ivan Thorley performed in Harminda Judge’s Do What Thou Wilt at the Barbican Pit as part of the Spill Festival of Performance April 2011. He presented a 2nd stage development of Ark Animalium at the ICA in London as part of Shunts live weekend in Feb 2011. Ivan completed an international tour of an animatronic/sound installation project called Birdmachine to the Laban Centre (London), HQ in Melbourne and to the Brisbane International Arts Festival, Australia in 2010. He performed Swan Song during the 2010 Puppet Grinder Cabaret at The Little Angel Theatre as part of the Hatch Festival, the Accidental Festival at BAC, the Resolution! Festival at The Place and at Shunt in 2010 and Bluecoat in Liverpool and Arnolfini in Bristol in 2009/08 (UK). He also presented the first stage development of the Roving Unicorns at Latitude Festival (UK) in July 10. Ivan has worked with Tom Marshman as a multimedia artist and performer at Arnolfini in Bristol and in London during 2008 and 09. He completed a 12-month Puppet Residency program with Puppet Centre Trust, The Little Angel Theatre and CSSD in 2009. He also participated in a three-month professional puppetry workshop with Philippe Genty and Mary Underwood in 2006 in Melbourne. Ivan worked with outdoor puppet companies Peepshow Inc (2004/07) and the Snuff Puppets (2006/07) in Melbourne, Australia and has toured internationally with Strange Fruit since 2002. Ivan was incubated for 12 months at the Meat Market through Arts House, to develop new dance and technology projects. He was also maximized by Chunky Move dance company in 2005. Ivan received commissions for projects in the 2002 and 2004 Next Wave Festivals. Qualifications / Educational Background • MA in Digital Performance- Brunel University, West London 2007-2008 • Post Graduate Degree in Animateuring- The Victorian College of the Arts/ The University of Melbourne, Australia 2006 • Certificate in Small Business from RMIT, Australia in 2005 • Bachelor of Dance- The Victorian College of the Arts/ The University of Melbourne, Australia 1996- 1999 • Royal Academy of Dancing Advanced Certificate- 1995 Teaching Experience •Part-time Lecturer in Performance Technology - TrinityLaban, London 2009-2010 •Part-time Lecturer in Digital Performance - Brunel University, London 2007-2008 •Dance Technique (Ballet and Contemporary) - Melbourne University Student Union, London 2002- 2006 Creative Outputs Ivan Thorley- Projects and Commissions- 2000/09 •Neo Cleo: Revolver, Melbourne- Australia, 2000 •Eisteddfod II: Dance House, Melbourne- Australia, 2001 •Unleash My Baby Berretta: Next Wave Festival, Melbourne- Australia, 2002 •The Shed Project: Next Wave Festival, Melbourne- Australia, 2004 •Be (be natural, perfect, happy, cool, sexy, innocent, young, rich, fashion conscious and …….. maybe abit smart. Oh ! and modest too. ): Chunky Move Maximised, Melbourne- Australia, 2005 •Cassandra Comes to Town: Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne- Australia, 2006 •Dreamland: North Melbourne Town Hall and Culture Lab as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne- Australia, 2006 •Incubation Residency- 12 months- Culture Lab and the Meat Market, Melbourne- Australia, 2006 •Crow Song: Meat Market, Melbourne- Australia, 2007 •Birdmachine: Brunel University, 2008 and International Student Puppetry Festival, London, 2009 •Swan Song: Arnolfini- Bristol, Blue Coat Liverpool, CSSD, the Place and Shunt London, 2008/09/10 •Puppetry Graduate Residency Program: 12 months- Little Angel Theatre, The Puppet Centre Trust, BAC and CSSD, London, 2009 •Birdmachine: Laban Scenography Studio, London, the Brisbane International Arts Festival and HQ in Melbourne, Australia, 2010, ICA London 2011. External Projects- Performance and Collaboration •Urban Skin: ChoreographerAnna Smith, Melbourne- Australia,2000 •The Angel Show: Rocketship Theatre, Melinda Hetzal, La Mama, Melbourne- Australia, 2001 •Horsegirl vs Captain Brab: Clare Watson and Lally Katz, La Mama, Melbourne- Australia, 2001 •Strange Fruit: National and International Outdoor Performance Touring- 2002-11 •Peepshow Inc- The Next Wave Festival- 2006, The International Puppet Carnival and The Village Festival, Melbourne- Australia, 2006/07 •The Great Wall of Books: Well Theatre- Big West Festival, Melbourne- Australia, 2007 •The Snuff Puppets: Melbourne- Australia, 2007 Current Projects- 2009/10 •Ark Animalium: Installation, Puppetry, Sustainable Fashion and Performance •Unmachine: Technical Objects, Movement, Sound and Interaction. •Swan Lake: Movement, Puppetry, Scenography and Sound Awards •Realisation of Concept Award - Dancehouse, Melbourne, Australia 2001 •Royal Academy of Dance Scholarship - New Zealand Branch 1994


    MA in Digital Performance

    Brunel University West London

    September 2007 - September 2008(a year)

    Post-graduate Degree in Animateuring

    The University of Melbourne / The Victorian College of the Arts

    January 2006 - December 2006(a year)

    Bachelor of Dance

    The University of Melbourne / The Victorian College of the Arts

    January 1996 - December 1999(4 years)

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