Known for working in a variety of contexts and media, Rosemary has created large-scale site-specific works with cross-generational casts, solos for herself and other performers as well as video installations and short films.
Her work is characterised by an interest in creating a moving portraiture of both individuals and of the close performing communities she brings together. Regardless of the scale of these projects she creates a unique intimacy with her audience whilst also exploring and highlighting our relationship with our environment.
As well as Under the Vaulted Sky and the award winning Liquid Gold is the Air other recent work includes Without commissioned by and created with Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company, a seven-screen video installation with sound score by Graeme Miller. It captures a panoramic view of the city of Derry/Londonderry as its inhabitants dance and move through the streets. Rosemary has also joined forces with artist Simon Whitehead to create Calling Tree, a durational performance cycle of songs, movement and messages, which takes place in and around a mature tree. First performed in North Wales with Migrations Festival in 2014, they have recreated it in trees in urban contexts beginning in Tottenham as part of LIFT 2016 then in Bloomsbury presented by the Place and the Bloomsbury Festival October 2016.
Rosemary also writes, guest teaches and lectures internationally. Recipient of both a Bonnie Bird Award and a Jerwood Choreographic Research Project Award in 2013, she is an Artsadmin Artist, a Work Place artist, Senior Research Fellow at C-DaRE Coventry University, ResCen Research Associate Artist (Middlesex University) a DanceEast Artist Associate 2015 and holds an honorary doctorate from Roehampton University.
Image by Shaun Armstrong