About The Buildy-uppy Dance Show

Created and performed by Anatomical - Anna Williams and Tom Roden.

The Buildy-uppy Dance Show is a Compass Commission for Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban, produced by New Art Club, co-produced by Nottingham Lakeside Arts. Supported by Arts Council England, DanceEast and Cambridge Junction. In association with The Spark Arts for Children.

Anna Williams is an award winning dancer, choreographer and teacher. She has worked as a performer and maker in dance, theatre, opera and live art for over 20-years. She was the recipient of the Prix Individuel (ADAMI) performance award at the International Festival for Choreography Barnolet. Her choreography has been nominated for a South Bank Show Award. She was founder member of Ricochet Dance. Throughout a prolific performance career she has worked with Russell Maliphant Dance Company, Random Dance, Aletta Collins, Carol Brown Dances, Clod Ensemble and New Art Club. Anna has extensive experience in teaching dance and choreography including Greenwich Dance, London Contemporary Dance School, Trinity Laban, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Dance 4 and DanceEast CAT schemes.

Anna is an Associate Artist at DanceEast.

Tom Roden is an award winning theatre maker, choreographer and performer. As part of New Art Club, Tom has been creating funny, art-fuelled shows since 1998. New Art Club were finalists in The Place Prize (2004) and won The Edinburgh Spotlight Best Comedy Award in 2010. They are Associate Artists at Cambridge Junction. As a solo artist Tom has worked as a movement director at the worlds leading Opera Houses and has choreographed dance and theatre shows with companies such as Scottish Dance Theatre, The Royal Exchange, Bolton Octagon, Reckless Sleepers and Probe. He continues to mentor artists and regularly guest lectures at the UK’s leading dance training establishments.

Supported by a team of experts:

  • Lucy Hansom – Lighting Design/Production Manager
  • Gareth Williams – Composer
  • Lucy Bradridge - Costume Design
  • Pete Shenton - Artistic Advisor
  • Gwen Van Spijk - Producer
  • Mel Brimfield - Artistic Advisor
  • Charlotte Darbyshire - Accessibility Consultant
  • Chris Nash - Photographer
  • Matt Smart - Graphic and Web Designer

Created from original workshops with performers Simon Palmer, Steph Mcmann, Silvia Mercuriali, Kitty Voget, Jordan-Lee Pirrie, Eleanor Weekes.

With additional thanks to Claire Summerfield, Beky Stoddart, Daniel Pitt and Kat Bridge.