Rhiannon Faith is a socially conscious artist whose work is an agent for discourse and change; she makes form-defying autobiographical shows that have guts, and that take guts.
She is interested in how art changes lives.
Rhiannon Faith’s creative process draws autobiographical stories from the communities and artists she works with. The result is work which uses dance and theatre (in their widest meanings) to take the audience on a narrative led journey, which is both challenging and accessible.
Her work often involves a wide range of collaborating partners including a psychologist, a neuroscientist, a domestic abuse charity, and most recently a philosopher on virtue ethics and moral psychology.
Fresh from a sold-out week run at the Barbican, Rhiannon Faith’s current work, Smack That (a conversation), has been touring the UK to critical acclaim. Smack That (a conversation) has also been published by Oberon Books as an instructional dance play.
Rhiannon Faith is responsible for making Harlow Playhouse the first J9 Venue in the UK, (a sign-posted safe space for victims of Domestic Abuse). Other UK art venues including the Barbican, Cambridge Junction and the Gulbenkian have signed up to the campaign.
Based in Essex, and supported by Arts Council England, she is currently touring ‘I Don’t Care Bear’ to rural venues in the UK and receiving outstanding audience responses. Previous work includes ‘The Date’ which had its London premier at BAC in 2015 and ‘Scary Shit’ which received 5 star reviews in a run at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe. Both subsequently toured extensively to critical and audience acclaim.
Rhiannon Faith has recently choreographed for Channel 4 Documentaries with Bryony Kimmings (Sex clinics residency) and VEVO live music events, and is the Movement Director for Springhead Film Company (winner of ‘Coup de Coeur’ at Cannes) 2015 film Soror. Commissions also include Secret Cinema’s ‘The Red Shoes’, ‘Grease’, and ‘Diva'.
She holds a MA in Contemporary Dance Theatre Practice, a PGCE, and received the Smith-Artaud Award for excellence in Dance Theatre.