Jim Manganello

Jim is a director, movement director and performer based in Glasgow. With Lucy Ireland, he co-founded Shotput, a dance-theatre company in Glasgow. Shotput makes work about the darker corners of contemporary experience with athleticism, humour and a healthy sense of the absurd. The company's show, 'Ferguson and Barton', is loosely inspired by Hitchcock's film Vertigo. Shotput had made two podcasts, 'The Slow Dance', in which teens talk to teens about sex - and 'The Shotput Podcast', which aims to be a record of dance-makers in Scotland today. Shotput was a recipient of the #LoveDanceScotland commission to make 'Totentanz', a contemporary dance of death.

Jim loves working across forms, including dance, theatre, opera and music theatre. Before moving to Scotland, he trained at École Lassaâd in Brussels, where he devised physical performance with an international group of actors, dancers, and circus artists. He works with professionals, non-professionals and young people, recently as Artist in Residence at Imaginate and Lyra. As a freelancer, he's worked at the Lyceum, Perth Theatre, RCS, Central School of Speech and Drama, the Citizens, the Lyceum, Fulham Opera, Scottish Opera, Blackheath Halls Community Opera, the Viaduct Theatre (Chicago), Garsington Opera.

Shotput is actively assembling an ensemble of performers who generate work from the body up, so get in touch. Jim also loves collaborating on the work of others as a director, performer, or dramaturg.


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