ARRAY - CHOREOGRAPHY, TECHNOLOGY, VISUAL ART, INSTALLATION - DARREN JOHNSTON ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

CHOREOGRAPHY / TECHNOLOGY / VISUAL ART / INSTALLATION

WHAT WE DO

Array was set up by Darren Johnston to bring together his combined interests in Choreography, Visual Art, Music and Video.

Array creates immersive performance through the synergy of multiple art forms. The work is commissioned and delivered across various platforms, from theatres to galleries and found spaces. New technology remains at the forefront, investigated and integrated through a conceptual approach.

OUR LATEST WORK

Latest Work

ZERO POINT

Zero Point fuses projected imagery and motion sensor technology with movement inspired by sacred ceremonial spaces, eastern ideas of rebirth and the connection between spiritual and scientific interpretations of the zero point theory. Presented recently at Barbican as a work in progress, the piece will be developed as a new body of work due for completion in 2015/ 2016.

Supported by Arts Council of England, Barbican, Norwich Arts Centre, Lakeside theatre and Dance East. Developed through the Artist in residency program at Kochi Museum of Art, Japan.

DARREN JOHNSTON

“If there was a Turner Prize for dance, Darren Johnston would undoubtedly be on the shortlist”

The Times
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Darren Johnston

Award winning Choreographer and multi disciplinary artist from the UK.

Darren Johnston is a multi award winning choreographer, sound and visual artist working across gallery spaces, large theatres, outdoor locations and site specific/ found space. Technology and experimentation remain at the forefront of his development creating a seamless fusion of different artistic forms. Human interaction, perception and immersive experience are key facets of his work, blurring the line between visual art and performance/ dance aesthetics. 

Graduating from LABAN with the outstanding Choreographic achievement award he has been presented with a host of awards and first prizes including the prestigious ‘International Choroeographen Concours in Holland and a Herald Angel Award from the Edinburgh Festival. 

His upbringing and grounding in electronic music culture has led to notable collaborations with artist including Aphex Twin (here)  Squarepusher, Mira Calix, Jamie Lidell and the London Contemporary Orchestra. His work is often commissioned and shown at  international venues and festivals including The Barbican (London), Parco Della Musica, (Rome), Todays Arts Festival (Holland), The Roundhouse (London), VEO Festival (Valencia), The Queen Elizabeth Hall (London)  and Kochi museum of Art (Japan).

“As much installation as dance… a striking mix of optical illusion, movement and architecture.”

The Independant

“Blurs the line between theatre and visual art.”

The Japan times

MORE INFORMATION

Information

Additional information including Awards and acknowledgement to key supporters.

ACHIEVEMENTS

 

LABAN Outstanding Choreographic Achievement award.

First prize at The International Choreographen Concours, Holland

First prize at The First International Competition for Choreography, Belgium

Bonnie Bird Choreography Award Herald Angel Award  

 

Artist in residence @ The Place 2001-2002

Artist in residence @ The Roundhouse, London 2008-2009

Artist in residence @ Kochi Museum of Art, Japan 2013- 2014  

 

FUNDING / SUPPORT

Array acknowledges the support of our key partners who continue to contribute and make the work possible. These include Arts Council England, Barbican, Dance East and Kochi Museum of Art Japan.

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CONTACT

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