ABOUT

Lecoq-trained RemoteControl is an international, all female, devising, physical theatre company formed in 2012.

RemoteControl uses cross-art form practices in the process, creating work that exists in the space between contemporary performance, dance, physical and immersive theatre.

 

RemoteControl is dedicated to making bold and innovative theatre
that challenges and moves. The desire is to translate, with the body, the invisible state of mind. Movement is the common language and the company believe in the unique power of the image as a form of communication.

RemoteControl is interested in exploring a fragmented theatre form - this is more than just an aesthetic choice, it is the shape that best represents our reality.

Through use of provocative visuals and splintered narration RemoteControl like to investigate the mysterious realms of human nature and aims to create worlds that are humorous and wild and allow the audience to interpret and choose meanings.

The direction of the work is devised by the collective itself and is defined, according to each project, by multiple collaborations with visual artists, poets, video makers and composers working together in a trans-disciplinary perspective.

THE JOURNEY

The company’s first piece La Donna e Mobile premiered at the Edinburgh Festival 2013; where it was nominated for a Total Theatre Award for Best Emerging Company. At Ignite Festival 2013, Exeter, UK it won the Wildfire Critics’ Choice Award.

La Donna é Mobile has since had sell-out runs at both the Beijing Fringe Festival and Incoming Festival London. 

RemoteControl was awarded the Incoming Bursary 2014 and has also received generous support from Arts Council England, Owl Barn Residency, The Point Eastleigh, Dansearena Nord Norway and Cambridge Junction throughout the development of the second piece Project HaHa which was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was awarded “Must-See” reviews. 

A NEW COLLECTIVE

Lately RemoteControl started an exciting creative partnership with the Norwegian company Liavaag/Lindberg, who since 2016 makes work that exists between physical theatre (Lecoq) and film. 

Shearing the same philosophy and ethos, the two companies are interested in making cross-border and multi-disciplinary projects. Together they are working on the creation of two new immersive show:

Sea Me! which will premiere in 2020 and Flawed Product which premiere will happen in a supermarket in Trondheim in October 2019.

ARTISTIC DIRECTORS

Emily Wacther grew up in Gloucestershire. She moved to London in 2001 to study at Rose Bruford Drama School. On graduating, Emily won the Carleton Hobbs Radio Award and joined the BBC Radio Drama Company. On leaving the BBC in 2005 she continued to work extensively in Radio Drama and also started work across the UK in Theatre and Television. Credits include Royal National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Manchester Royal Exchangeand Chichester Festival Theatre.

Christine Ryndak received training from Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago,
Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts in Pennsylvania, and various private studios in New York City. She has worked in film and theater in NYC and regionally across the US. After finishing her studies at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, she founded RemoteControl theatre company. She is now working in film, theatre, as a voiceover artist and as a theatre educator for children in Paris. She is one of the producers of the Paris Fringe Festival, now in its third year.

Petra Casale is born in Italy in 1986. Her mother was a dancer, dancing with her in her belly until the 7thmonth of pregnancy; She likes to think that this is when her interest in movement started. She studied visual art & theatre in Venice (IUAV). There, alongside a stanislavskian text based training, she pursued a more experimental approach researching the relationship between body/voice, video.

In 2010 she moved to Paris to study physical theatre at Ecole Jacques Lecoq. She is the co-founder of RemoteControl and Cut Tongues with whom she make radical and visual interdisciplinary work. She is, also, collaborating with the visual artist Nadine Shaban exploring the relationship between sculpture, the intimacy of its materials and the body.

Ingrid Liavaag is a Norwegian actress and director, in performing arts and film. She work in a highly visual universe to talk about human existential needs. She is collaborating with other artists and academics often in crossover projects. 

She grew up in Arendal in the south of Norway. In her early twenties she moved to Paris to study theater at Ecole Jacques Lecoq. At the same school she also studied scenography, art and movement at L.E.M. Liavaag is now finishing a master in film and theater at Oslo National Academy of the Arts. 

Liavaag is of the co-founder of the two theatre companies RemoteControl (2012) and Liavaag/Lindberg (2016).