ABOUT

Jennifer grew up in Cornwall before training in Dance Theatre at LABAN. Since then she has worked in many areas of performance as a choreographer, director, movement director, performer and continues to make work with the two companies she has co-founded; The Mostly Everything People and NOVA.

See below for details on work to date with the above companies and other credits/collaborations.


The Beggar's Opera - (Choreographer)

This new production by Storyhouse, directed by Alex Clifton, Written by Glyn Maxwell and Music by Harry Blake opened the their brand new £37million building in Chester in May 2017.

**** "A vivid adaptation by Glyn Maxwell of Gay’s 1728 ballad play launches Chester’s exciting new venue"                 - The Guardian 

https://www.storyhouse.com/event/the-beggars-opera

 Image: Mark Carline

Image: Mark Carline


Semele (Associate director/Movement) 

Co-production - Mid Wales Opera/Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Directed by Martin Constantine. Development and tour in Wales. 

****"...an invigorating - sometimes quirkily comic - cautionary tale for the social media age." - The Independent. 

"....singing with a suitable balance of attack and delicacy and moving around the stage nimbly. Credit goes to Associate director/movement Jennifer Fletcher for her work in facilitating this" - Wales Art Review.

"...it is hard to think of a recent production so jam-packed with clever modern twists and illusions.." - Arts Scene in Wales.

Dec 2016 - Mar 2017

 Image: Matthew William-Ellis

Image: Matthew William-Ellis


The Very Important Child (Director) 

The Mostly Everything People. Development and tour supported by Arts Council England, AMATA (Falmouth University and Nescot College).  

Aug 2016 - Feb 2017


Jason and the Argonauts (Movement director)

September 2016

Unicorn Theatre; directed and created by Thomas Eccleshare and Valentina Cescchi. 

"The four-strong cast, including the multitasking musician Dylan Townley, deliver a remarkably slick, energetic and colourful production.."  The Stage

 Image: Helen Murray

Image: Helen Murray


Invisible City (Director)

 Image: Camilla Greenwell

Image: Camilla Greenwell

Jan 2015 - current

NOVA: Development and ongoing tour dates. Invisible City was initially developed into a full production in early 2015 and has since toured to London, Cardiff, Cornwall, Edinburgh, Devon, Lisbon, Bilbao, Santander, Barcelona, Venice receiving multiple 5 star reviews.

Supported by Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales, Wales Arts International and Chapter Arts Centre.

***** "Quirky, accomplished, accomplished and moving" - Edinburghfestival.org

***** "A modern, twisted 'coming-of-age' piece that everyone should see" - Buzz magazine

**** "Keeps us on our seats form beginning to end" - Total theatre


People of the Eye (Choreographer)                                                                                                                                      

July 2016

 Image: David Monteith-Hodge/Photographise

Image: David Monteith-Hodge/Photographise

The Deaf and Hearing Ensemble; directed by Jennifer Bates. Featured on BBC 2's 'See Hear'. 

Supported by Arts Council England performances include: Pulse Festival (Ipswich), NOW 16 at The Yard Theatre (London), The Roundhouse (London), Southwark Playhouse (London), Summerhall (Edinburgh, curated by Northern Stage).

"The love between he two characters is palpable and you leave the piece warmed by it while questioning why society is so fussed about difference" - Huffington Post


TRINITY (Choreographer)

July 2016

Brave New Worlds (Performed and created by Valentina Cescchi, Kate Lane and Guoda Jaruseviciute). Supported by Arts Council England, Barbican OpenLab, Lithuania Council for Culture and Middlesex University.

Image: Camilla Greenwell

"Nothing quite prepared me for the tiny wonder that is TRINITY" - The Guardian


2133 (Co-director/performer)

April - June 2016

A new work by NOVA to be premiered at Muscarium Festival in Portugal followed by London in Autumn 2017. Supported in it's development in Cornwall, Dummelhof (Belgium) and Cardiff by Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales, Artists International Development Fund (British council), Wales Arts International, Kinderenvandevilla, Chapter Arts Centre and AMATA (Falmouth University). 

 Image: John Freddy Jones

Image: John Freddy Jones

 Image: John Freddy Jones

Image: John Freddy Jones


AJAX R&D (Choreographer)

Jan 2016

 Image: Helen Murray

Image: Helen Murray

The Band (led by director Tom Hughes and designer Cecile Tremolieres). Supported by Arts Council England and Theatre Delicatessen, Ajax will undergo further development before a run at Camden People's Theatre in late 2016.


Snow Child - Choreographer

 Image Richard Davenport

Image Richard Davenport

Dec 2015

This brand new children's show by award-winning theatre company Dancing Brick, performed a successful run at the Unicorn Theatre in December 2016. The show was also supported by Sheffield Theatre where it will perform another run of dates in December 2017.

**** “A softer, funnier version of the Russian folk-tale - The Stage

 

 


POMP - Co-director/Choreographer

The Mostly Everything People

June 2015

Canada Water Culture Space (selected as Emerging Artists 2015), supported by Arts Council England)

"Nothing like I have ever seen before....something this good deserves to be shared" - Split the City.


Soul Bear - Movement director

In 2015 Jennifer worked with PAD productions (Positive about deafness) twice in Derby on the creation of ‘Soul Bear’, a production that aims to be accessible to deaf and visually-impaired young audiences. Supported by ACE, Derby Theatre and Graeae Theatre the show will be undergo final development in summer 2016 before a national tour.


CEREMONY - Co-director/Choreographer

Jan 2015

The Mostly Everything People - Dance film

Screened as a curtain raiser for main house performances at The Acorn (Penzance) and The Poly (Falmouth), and selected for EnCORE dance film festival in May 2016.


House of Blakewell - Choreographer

Jennifer has worked with musical comedy duo House of Blakewell (Craig Barbour award for song writing - Soho Theatre) on their last 3 productions; Book of Blakewell, House Party and We Can Make You Happy.

**** “Clever, funny and ultimately touching- The Scotsman.                                                                                                         ***** The New Current                                                                                                                                                                           "...an entertaining social satire with excellent and versatile musical performances" A Younger Theatre                   "House of Blakewell are impressive, operatic, razor-sharp" Broadway World.

 


Dido and Aeneas - Choreographer

In 2014, Jennifer worked with OperaUpClose on their 6-week run of "Dido and Aeneas" at The Kings Head Theatre. OperaUpClose are well known for staging classic Opera's in modern settings and Jennifer was delighted to work with award-winning director Valentina Ceschi on this project.

http://www.kingsheadtheatre.com/operaupclose.html

**** The Guardian, "A bold, beautiful and inclusive evening." Broadway World, "Great fun and beautifully sung" Time Out.


Dido and Aeneas/Wind in the Willows - Choreographer

In the same year Jennifer also worked on a very different staging of Dido and Aeneas in collaboration with Bath International Music Festival, The Royal College of Music and Florilegium. This dramatic site-specific production was performed on platforms over the water at the Royal Baths and was directed by Martin Constantine. Jennifer also worked with Martin on Wind in the Willows by the Lord Chamberlain's Men which was performed at the Mulheim Festival, Germany

"heart-rending" The Guardian, "the stylised choreography of the chorus, moonlighting from The Royal College of Music, was neatly managed" Venue.


Rhinegold - Movement director

In 2012 Jennifer worked with LIVEARTSHOW on their multi-medium version of Wagner's "Rhinegold". Directed by Martin Constanitine, composed by Harry Blake and written by Alan Harris this production ran for 3 weeks at The Yard Theatre, Hackney. 

"impressive dance sequence" Wales Art Review, "moments of brilliance" Time Out, "The use of movement was also outstanding"  Thefantailfoundation.

http://www.liveartshow.co.uk/#!about


Kasper - Movement director

In 2011 Jennifer worked with Aya Theatre on their production of "Kaspar" by Peter Handke for a 3 week run at a pop-up theatre in the railway arches/office space in Southwark. She collaborated with the company by acting as Movement director and brought on a team of dancers that she also performed alongside. 

"staged with skill and imagination" Time Out ****, "refreshingly abrasive" The Times.

http://www.ayatheatre.com/aya/Kaspar.html