Paul Michael Henry

Resident artist: May 2017

Paul Michael Henry will be researching his personal performance modes in preparation for the premiere of new piece SHRIMP DANCE later in 2017. This work is based on a collaboration with Dr. Alex Ford of the University of Portsmouth, focussed on his scientific findings regarding links between human anti-depressant consumption and the behaviour of sea-life. SHRIMP DANCE is exploring links between human emotion, ecological crisis and the politics of austerity and capitalism as found in the body itself. The final piece will be made with a team including work room members Jer Reid and Alessandra Campoli, but the current residency offers a chance for Paul to focus intensely on his own way of being on the stage, and on strategies for marrying butoh dance with text and poetry.

SHRIMP DANCE is supported by Creative Scotland

Image Jamie Wardrop

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I'm a Glasgow based performance artist and artistic director of UNFIX Festival of Performance and ecology. My training is in Butoh dance, paratheatre, music and literature. I consider performance to be ritual and use this framework to blend these art forms.

Over the past five years I've made work throughout the UK and in Italy, Sweden, Germany, Japan and the United States, comprising solo performance, ensemble choreography, sound composition and writing. More info at and

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