Fleur Darkin

'One of the most overtly theatrical choreographers of the British new wave' (The Observer), Fleur Darkin makes award-winning original works from the body to create new worlds in dance and theatre. A prolific collaborator, Darkin works across genres and platforms. She choreographed the musical Mr. Gum at National Theatre, nominated for an Olivier award (2019) and movement direction includes productions at the Globe, Abbey Theatre (Dublin), Leeds Playhouse, Liverpool Everyman, Citizens (Glasgow) and Royal Court. She co-adapted and directing The Lover (Lyceum, 2018) with Jemima Levick and adapted David Foster Wallace - the first time his estate had granted the rights - to stage The Qualies (Two-faced Dance, 2020 and onward touring.)

2022 work includes:
My Muses Take Care of Me (British Museum)
Rusalka (Garsington Opera/Edinburgh International Festival)
Artist in Residence Dance North/AIM
My Friends Take Care of Me (Corina Wilson/Galpon de Guevera (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Citymoves (Aberdeen, Scotland)
Cherry B12 festival (Berlin, Germany)

Her choreographic work has travelled extensively; touring includes UK, USA, Asia, South America and various European venues/festivals. Fleur developed and facilitates the Collaboratory method; working with peers to host this intensive in Bristol, Dundee, Sao Paulo, Beijing and Pondicherry (India). Darkin has taught choreography at TrinityLaban and is passionate about designing educational projects, facilitating high-quality exchange in schools, colleges, prisons, hospices, city squares, pupil referral units and castles.
Awards include: Jardin D'Europe, Jerwood Prize, Junges Hundes (Germany).Velvet Petal won the 2017 Lustrum Prize for Dance. Miann was supported by Linbury Award and won the 2016 Lustrum Prize.
Equilux was commissioned for the legendary company Danza Contemporánea de Cuba and is touring worldwide. Darkin's career includes choreographic stints at PARTS Belgium, Prem (Thailand), SESC (Brazil), Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (Mexico), Adishakti (India), Theatre Mono (Lebanon) and Laban, Royal Opera House, The Place and the 02 (UK).