Biography

 

Purl – Sophia Clist Greenaway, Devon Open Studios

From a background of sculpture Sophia creates installations, sets and objects for performers and audiences to inhabit, manipulate and transform.  Much of her work is participatory and interactive, collaborating with artists in dance, theatre, music, film, and with the general public.

Recent designs include: Journey to the Impossible – Litttle Soldier, The Bike Shed Theatre; Get Happy – Told by An Idiot, Beijing Comedy Festival, Théâtres de la Ville de Luxemburg; The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk – Kneehigh Theatre, Bristol Old Vic; Parallelist – Clay Gold & Laura Moody, Aldeburgh Festival; Stretch  – Sophia Clist with Nick Burge, Exeter Cathedral, Art Week Exeter;  And The Horse You Rode In On – Told by An Idiot, Barbican, Brighton Festival, Drum Theatre Plymouth; 16 Singers – Katherine Morley, Dance Umbrella, The Egg – Theatre Royal Bath; Front of House designs for Sadler’s Sampled, West Side Story, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake – Sadler’s Wells; Dreaming The Night Field – Adverse Camber; Life Forces – Jane Mason; Grandmothers – Encounters Arts; Phenomenal People – Fuel, WOW Festival; In This Place – Pentabus Theatre.

As Associate Artist of Theatre-Rites 1997-2007 Sophia designed many touring and site-specific shows for young audiences produced nationally and internationally. In 2007 she co-created the company’s award winning dance theatre production Mischief with Arthur Pita, commissioned by Sadler’s Wells & Dance Touring Partnership.

Sophia was shortlisted for the Jerwood Choreographic Research Project II in 2016.