Tony Mills

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Room 2 Manoeuvre is a fresh and dynamic emerging dance performance company based in

Edinburgh, UK. The company was founded by Tony Mills in 2007 with an aim to produce high quality dance theatre work of a diverse nature, which embraces cross platform collaboration and will appeal to a wide range of audiences. The company does not seek to be pigeon holed through complacency, but to continuously evolve, be stimulated and find new forms of expression that entertain and challenge the audience. The company has been a recipient of several grants from the national arts body, Creative Scotland, and has gone on to successfully present work around the UK. Off the stage, Room 2 Manoeuvre is concerned with delivering dance education to both community and professional organisations through the company itself, partnerships and international initiatives. Room 2 Manoeuvre is ambitious, versatile and one to watch...

Work available for touring:

"Squish" (solo : 25 mins : created 2011) "Such a Bloke" (solo : 25 mins : double bill with Watch iT! : created 2010) "Watch iT!" (solo : 50 mins : created 2009) "Box Fresh" (duet : 16 mins : created 2008) further info, promoters pack and full videos available on request at http://www.r-2-m.net

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finding some room 2 manoeuvre...

on March 12, 2013 11:55

Yes indeed...it is becoming increasingly difficult to find a little room 2 manoeuvre these days and the workload seems to be steadily increasing. No complaints here though as there's a few trips aborad in the works. Join us if you can:

21st - 24th March • screening of Public Service at Loikka Dance Film Festival, Helsinki.

29th March • R2M presents SQUISH at March Moves double billing with Jack Webb.

18th & 19th May • In.Da.Work.S. presents Animal Instincts with Bruno Caverna. More info

18th - 25th June • R2M presents Watch iT! at Festival Cultura Inglesa, Brazil.

1st - 7th July • R2M teaching & presentation at Open Look Festival, St Petersburg.

22nd - 25th July • R2M presents Watch iT! at Almeida Festival, London.

2nd - 17th Aug • R2M presents Squish during Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Details tba.

I'll be doing my very best to stay injury free during this period so you may spot me walking around wrapped in cotton wool. No naked flames please.

Blazing squad

on September 10, 2012 03:26

After a hectic summer presenting Watch iT! at the Edinburgh Fringe it's been non-stop since the fanfare has left Edinburgh. I revived the first ever "proper" theatre piece i was involved in. Rock a Bye Bboy was presented at the Edinburgh MELA on the 1st & 2nd Sept to a packed out crowd in the new world dance tent. 6 years down the line and this show is still as well recieved as it ever was.

Next up there was performances of Glitching. This is a collaboration with visual artist Beverly Hood. Check the link for more info at glitchchoreography.wordpress.com

Finally i was back with my crew perfroming MOVE in association wiht Wild Biscuit Music. This is a full length show that combines bagpipes with breakdance and perfromed at the BLAS Festival 2012. More info at www.wildbiscuit.com

I'moff for a stint as a jobbing dancer in the muggy climate of Bangkok for 1 week. I will be getting my streetdance groove on with Blaze as they do their first show in Asia. Anyone know Thai for "Make some noise?"

Watch iT! a Paris June 2012

on May 21, 2012 12:51

Excited to be taking Watch iT! to paris in association with the Centre National de Danse. 3 shows and teaching pro-class all week from the 4th - 8th June 2012. More info here

Breakin' Convention Edinburgh & Inverness 2012

on May 21, 2012 12:44

Tony Mills acts as Breakin' Convention representative for Edinburgh and now Inverness when BC goes on tour. One of the largest hip hop dance theatre festivals on the road in the UK, tony's responsibilities including sourcing local acts to support the touring international companies, organising foyer activities such as workshops, marketing stalls, DJs and entertainment and also co-hosting the event with artistci director Jonzi D. For more info, pics and video check out the follwoing links:

Breakin' Convention Scotland Facebook

Boys About Town BC Edinburgh Blog post

Breakin' Convention website

Room 2 Manoeuvre performs at British Dance Edition 2012

on January 27, 2012 14:47

Room 2 Manoeuvre performs a short 10 min except from multi media dance odyssey, Watch iT! at the Kahn Theatre, Sadler's Wells, London on Sunday 5th Feb 2012 at 1440, 1500 & 1530. More info to be found at http://www.britishdanceedition.com/artists/room-2-manoeuvre/

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Tony Mills is a founder member of Edinburgh based Random Aspekts B Boy crew and Cypher Dance and hails from the Orkney Isles. Since giving up veterinary surgery whites for tights, he has worked with Freshmess Dance Company, State of Emergency, Off Kilter and Russian physical theatre maestros, Derevo. Recent work includes CARGO by Iron Oxide and new developments by Curious Seed and David Hughes Dance Productions. His adventures into choreography have seen him assist Ian Spink for Scottish Ballet's EIF production, Petruska, as well as commissions for Artlink, Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, The Arches Circus School and Youth Musical Theatre UK. Tony is a keen ambassador for the breakdance scene in Scotland and has been involved in the production and hosting of major dance events including the Edinburgh leg of the national Breakin' Convention tours in 2007, '09 and '10 at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre. In May 2010, Tony was selected to be part of a team of Scottish choreographers to visit China as part of cultural exchange programme facilitated by Creative Scotland and the British Council. Tony is a die hard coffee fan and has a lingering penchant for croissants.