All about Mary

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Mary Davies is an established independent artist who began her career working in Europe working alongside directors and choreographers in theatre-based dance.

As a freelance artist she teaches and choreographs within the community and continues to deliver a variety of projects.

Her role within DanceEast, regional dance agency for the east of England, is as Artistic Director for performance companies Encore East and Dance Unlimited. She regularly teaches contemporary technique and delivers movement classes for older dancers.

House of Max and Wayne

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Recently, Mary has joined forces with Lynnette King under the name House of Max and Wayne.

Together they research and develop new methods by which to engage participants, creating and sharing their work both on location and in the theatre.

Find out more about House of Max and Wayne

Biography

After training at Northern School of Contemporary dance, Leeds, Mary travelled in Europe where she spent many months collaborating with artists of all disciplines, making work to perform in theatres and on location.

She continued working for various theatre directors aboard while developing her own choreographic vocabulary.

When touring with companies including The Cholmondeleys (Lea Anderson) and Earthfall Dance Company (Jim and Jessica Ennis), Mary began showcasing her work,  Step21.

She continues to make and share work within the community and her most recent commission with Ipswich Choral Society involves 70 dancers and 100 choir members and musicians.

On similar sized projects, she has delivered for Wayne McGregor, Tom Hobden (UNIT) and New Art Club. She has also worked with Maresa von Stockert and Rachael Nanyanjo.

As a core tutor for DanceEast she is artistic director for two companies, EncoreEast (over 55’s) and Dance Unlimited (trained dance practitioners and enthusiasts).

Recently qualified as a Postural Stability Instructor Mary delivers Dance To Health in the community as part of a falls prevention programme.

Commissions/choreography/collaboration

The Inkwell Project DanceEast2017

Rock, Paper, Scissors DanceEast2016

BELONGING(s) Tilted Productions 2015

Finding Home Unit 2015

Hercules New Art Club 2014

Big Dance Wayne McGregor 2013