Orit is a theatre maker, artistic director and facilitator, with a passion for creating large scale outdoor performances and events that bring together communities to share new experiences and conversations and uniquely respond to their context and setting. She has worked with Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Liverpool Culture Company, The RSC, and Birmingham Cathedral and has a longstanding collaboration with Nofit State Circus, leading the development of a new language of large scale, open air, contemporary circus performance in collaboration with partners and communities across the UK and France.
Dan is a designer across the full spectrum of the arts, designing sets, costumes, concepts and animation for opera, theatre, large scale events, dance and film. Dan has received five Helpmann Award nominations for his design work in opera and theatre in Australia of which he has won three, including Best Scenic Design in 2008 for Dead Man Walking at the State Theatre in Sydney. Dan has designed many large-scale sporting and cultural events, including contributions to the 2000 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, opening and closing ceremonies for both the Commonwealth Games (2006, 2010 & 2018) and production design for the opening of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Corey is an award-winning choreographer and filmmaker, celebrated for his innovation and commitment to driving dance into the 21st century. With a passion that dance is for everyone, Corey takes dance out of traditional settings and puts it into parks, playgrounds, stadiums, shopping centres, rugby fields, on TV & film and even Antarctica. Corey is also renowned for highly-designed, inventive and relevant contemporary and ballet.
Originally from Christchurch New Zealand, Corey trained as a classical dancer in Christchurch and Sydney before moving to Switzerland to dance at Ballet Theatre Basel. Corey relocated to the UK in 2008 to join BalletBoyz and has continued to dance for many acclaimed companies and choreographers. Corey started Corey Baker Dance in 2010 to create and produce his own work, including Phonebox, A Haka Day Out, Secret Encounters, Headphones and Spill.
Claire is a co-founder of Imagineer and is responsible for delivering Bridge. Claire@imagineer-productions.co.uk
Lou is an independent outdoor producer, based in Coventry. She has worked as a freelance producer and project manager for the past eight years, with Talking Birds Theatre Company, Appetite Stoke (The Kitchen Programme), Making More Outdoor Arts, Imagineer Productions, Pif-Paf, The Bone Ensemble, Everybody Dance, Theatre Absolute and The Fabularium. She is Associate Programmer for the Festival of Imagineers and Associate Producer for Summer in Southside Birmingham Hippodrome (2016,2017), and a HPL lecturer at Coventry University.
Simon, aka Mr Holly, is a freelance creative producer based in Lincolnshire and has worked in arts & education for more than 25 years. From 2004 to 2015 he was the Director of Lincoln Drill Hall, a new multi-use arts venue that was initially run by the City of Lincoln Council. In 2010 he oversaw its transfer to an independent charity and helped set up the Lincolnshire One Venues network, securing funding for 5 of the venues as a single National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England. In 2013 he began a freelance career producing, programming & project managing for a wide variety of venues, festivals & creative projects, including Gravity Fields Festival, Stamford Georgian Festival, Frequency Festival, Millfield Arts Festival, Greenham War & Peace, 1215.Today and Spilsby Light Night. He is a trustee of Zest Theatre and Tom Dale Company and is delighted to be working with the South Kesteven Bridge Team as part of Imagineer Productions’ Bridge Project.
Writer: Nick Walker
Circus Director: Paul Evans
Music Director: Peter Reynolds
Lighting Designer: Arnim Friess
From a local base at The Arup Campus in Solihull in the West Midlands, Arup are working with us to engineer the Bridge structure. Arup are known worldwide for their iconic engineering work, which includes such iconic structures as the Sydney Opera House, Beijing’s Water Cube and the London Aquatic Centre.
THANK YOU to our funding partners:
Arts Council England Ambition for Excellence Award
Coventry Great Place Project
Coventry City of Culture Trust
Coventry City Council
The Foyle Foundation
South Kesteven District Council
The University of Worcester
The Canal and River Trust
The Premier Group