Johnny Autin
Graduating from the Conservatoire of Music and Dance of Poitiers (France), Johnny had the opportunity to work with some incredibly inspiring choreographers and went on very early on in his career to choreograph and direct work experimenting with a range of different styles, from Contemporary Dance and Opera to Physical Theatre. He has worked internationally collaborating with choreographers and companies throughout Europe, as well as touring work worldwide. Johnny has worked with several organisations including 2Faced Dance Company, Gravity & Levity and Panta Rei Danseteater mainly as a performer and physical theatre practitioner. He has performed works by Darshan Singh Bhuller, Balbir Singh, Tom Dale, Freddie Oppoku-Addaie, Gregory Maqoma and Helene Blackburn, to name just a few. Johnny is also an experienced dance teacher and workshop leader; some of his freelance teaching credits include The Place London, the Royal Opera House, the Wales Millennium Centre, DanceXchange, Southbank Centre and Sadler's Wells. He has also worked extensively as a rehearsal director and dramaturg. Now living in the UK, Johnny works regularly as choreographer and movement director for Birmingham Opera Company, and is the Creative Director of Autin Dance Theatre (est. 2013) currently developing 'A Positive Life' their immersive dance theatre experience around sex, love and relationships for young people and their new outdoor duet 'Dystopia (A Cautionary Tale)'.

Autin DT @ Blue Cloud Scratch: Back for more!

Chantal from Cloud Dance Festival and Niamh from Blue Elephant Theatre (London) have offered to present our work at Blue Cloud Scratch at 8pm on Thursday 28 July! We’ll be showing excerpt of our work in progress ‘A Positive Life’, and look forward it! https://www.facebook.com/events/150543518700892/ Check out what it’s all about on here: http://www.cloud-dance-festival.org.uk/magazine/news/blue-cloud-scratch.html About the event: Blue Elephant Theatre’s and Cloud Dance Festival’s bimonthly scratch night is back, and we’ve got a really interesting lineup for you this time, as we’ll be featuring artists from around the country, so that you can get a taste of what artists are creating beyond …

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Press Release: A Positive Life – June 2016

Autin DT are extremely pleased to announce that Arts Council England have confirmed funding for a new research and development project commencing in July 2016. We are working towards a 3 year project including creative workshops with Young People, consultations, research and the creation of an immersive dance theatre experience, A Positive Life. During the current R&D period Creative Director, Johnny Autin, will be working alongside 6 performers (dancers, actors, spoken word artists, etc) to create a work in progress, an interactive live performance aimed at young people aged 14 – 24 years old. The team will be delving into conversations around sex education …

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‘A Positive Life’ FUNdraising event on Friday 15 July

Autin DT would like to invite you to a fun and social event with the Company on the 15th July 6.30PM at the Quarter Horse coffee place on Bristol Road. We are fundraising to support our latest research and development project ‘A Positive Life’. The work is an immersive dance theatre experience for teenagers and young adults,  and is looking at the themes of sex education, relationships & well-being as well as other life-experiences like HIV status and pregnancy. We are specifically fundraising to enable more creative workshops to happen in the community with young people. AutinDT will be delivering …

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Audition Notice – A Positive Life

Established International Dance Artist and emerging choreographer Johnny Autin is looking for versatile and skilled dance theatre performers (male and female, dancers and actors, and we particularly welcome applications from dancers of Black, South Asian and white British heritage) to join the Birmingham-based professional company Autin Dance Theatre for our upcoming project ‘A Positive Life’. Where: Birmingham, venues TBC, UK When: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June Deadline for applications: Wednesday 15 June 2016 (5PM) A Positive Life is an immersive dance theatre experience aimed at teenagers and young adults, around the themes of sex education, self love, health and wellbeing. …

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Open Audition Workshop

Established International Dance Artist and emerging choreographer Johnny Autin is looking for versatile and skilled dancers (male and female) to join the Birmingham-based professional company Autin Dance Theatre for upcoming projects: R&D periods for several productions (Taksim Square, Out of touch and A Positive Life), performance dates and education work.This is a paid opportunity, performance dates are confirmed, and number of dancers/length of contracts are subject to funding. Autin DT is seeking exceptional performers in dance and physical theatre, ideally based in The Midlands, highly experienced in partner work and floor work technique, with excellent improvisation and creative skills, and …

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