Founded by choreographer and performer Jennifer Essex and poet Harry Man, Fully Booked Theatre joyfully blends the worlds of dance and poetry together to create energetic, interactive and endlessly inventive dance theatre performances and workshops for children aged 0 to 101.
About Jennifer: Choreographer & Artistic Director
With over 15 years of professional experience, Jennifer has performed across Canada, Europe and Mexico. She’s performed in the feature films Anna Karenina and Les Miserables and toured with Ben Hur Live to arenas across Europe, including London’s O2. Her digitally interactive outdoor dance work REPLICAS was premiered at Stockton International Riverside Festival in 2016. Jennifer’s works has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Council England, Pavilion Dance, Dance City, Middlesbrough Council, Stockton International Riverside Festival, and Tees Valley Dance, among others. Jennifer is a Senior Lecturer in Dance and Performance at Teesside University where she is the module leader of the Children and Young People’s module.
About Harry: Writer & Technical Developer
Harry was a 2016 Clarissa Luard Wordsworth Trust Poet in Residence. He was also a 2016 TOAST Poet. His most recent pamphlet, Finders Keepers, a collaboration with the artist Sophie Gainsley, was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award in 2017. He has also taught and read in libraries, schools and community centres in Cumbria, Sussex, Oxfordshire, North Yorkshire, Somerset and Kent among other places.
Running Time: approx. 25 minutes
Age Recommendation: for children 5-9 and families
Photo Credit: Small Pics