Award winning Director/ Choreographer and multi disciplinary artist from the UK.
Darren Johnston is a multi award winning director, choreographer, sound and visual artist working across gallery spaces, large theatres, site specific/ found space, virtual reality and the metaverse. 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 performing arts 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 artists including Aphex Twin (here) ,Squarepusher, Tim Hecker, Laurel Halo, 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 The Museum of Art Kochi (Japan).
Darren is currently artist in residence at Zaha Hadid Architects
“As much installation as dance… a striking mix of optical illusion, movement and architecture.”
“Blurs the line between theatre and visual art.”
The Japan times