Robbie Synge

Robbie studied science but now makes performance, film, objects and other things rooted in choreographic thinking around the body and its meeting points and touch with people, objects and the natural and built environment. He lives in Nethy Bridge, Highlands. He is interested in focusing on developing and opening up local and regional activity while maintaining an international interest and perspective.

Robbie originally studied BSc (Hons) Physiology at Edinburgh University (2001), before working for several years in the science, health and education sectors in the UK and abroad. His movement-based practice was founded in skateboarding and martial arts practice before much later studying on the Postgraduate Certificate: Dance in the Community programme at Laban, London (2009).

His largely self-producing practice has pursued a focus on physical and choreographic potentials of the body in its proximity to objects, natural and built elements, and manifesting in a number of performances in theatre and public spaces and through other mediums. Performances have toured UK, Europe and beyond as part of platforms such a Aerowaves ('Douglas' 2016; Ensemble '2019') and UK Theatre and Dance Showcase (2015). His film work has won awards internationally

Currently, Robbie continues work in his local context of landscape and its restoration, drawing on parallels with human wellbeing and investigating diverse ways and forms of encountering and developing relationships with landscapes, habitats and species. This work, involving people of broad ages and concerns, was founded through his Endangered Landscapes Artists Residency part of Europe-wide Endangered Landscapes and Seascapes Programme. His work was highly commended in 2022 by an international panel.