John Lang: Personal CV

John Lang, High Hat Theatre

1 The Fieldens, Wellfield Terrace, Todmorden OL14 6LJ, W Yorks, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1706 818077 johnlang@highhat.co.uk www.highhat.co.uk

Born in 1965 in Hull, grew up in Co. Durham, England. Formerly lived and worked in Spain and the Czech Republic; now based in the UK and working internationally.

PROFILE AND CURRENT WORK

Since 1999 Artistic Director of High Hat Theatre and a founder performer. We create movement-based theatre, specialising in outdoor spectacle and workshops with young people. I'm trained as a mime artist, physical theatre and dance performer, and am also a writer and musician. I also work as a freelance director and workshop leader, perform and lead workshop residencies in the UK and abroad, at festivals, theatres, colleges and schools. I've managed a High Hat team of up to 12 people, but also perform shows and deliver workshops solo; and we have a range of residencies and workshop projects ready to bring to all kinds of groups. For more details please see Previous Appearances and High Hat Theatre at www.highhat.co.uk .

SPECIFIC SKILLS

Movement and physical theatre, trained in classical and contemporary mime

Experienced, qualified movement teacher with children and adults

Directing and devising, outdoor performance and movement choreography

Kathak dance and Indonesian martial art/dance

Writing performances, poetry and prose and playing guitar

Languages spoken: native English, Czech, German, French, Polish and Spanish

TRAINING

Bretton Hall College, W Yorks 

BA Hons degree Theatre Arts (2:2)                    

1983-86

International House, London            

RSA Cert. in TEFL        

1989

DAMU Theatre Academy, Prague (Ladislav Fialka, Ctibor Turba)  

modern and classical mime, clowning, movement

1990-92

Theodore Setya Nugraha                   

movement from Javanese silat martial art/dance

1995-96

Nataraja Dance School, Bali               

Balinese topeng characters,

animal movements        

1999

Sanchita Majumdar                             

Kathak dance                                                             

2001-03

Rushia Uzmi Dola                               

Kathak dance                                                             

2007-09

Navya Rattehalli                                  

Bharatanatyam classical dance                                     

2006

Huddersfield University                    

Post-compulsory Education Certificate  for Performing Arts at FE/HE level              

2006-07




OTHER EXPERIENCE

Facilitator/Director

Newham Youth Arts Festival, London                      

2005-06


Kolinsky Mimorial Festival,

Kolin, Czech Republic     

2010


Lifebeat youth arts residency camp, UK                        

2010

Workshop Leader                       

Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic   

1991, 2009


Youth Theatre Yorkshire, York       

1993


Janacek Dramatic Arts Academy, Brno, Czech Rep.    

1995


Palac Mlodiezy, Katowice, Poland 

1996


Horse and Bamboo Theatre     

2003


National Association of Youth Theatres                         

2008


Community projects across UK      

2000-present

Performing Arts Lecturer          

Huddersfield Technical College

(FE, Nat. Diploma/Cert courses)     

1996-97, 1999-2000


City College Leeds 

(FE and HE courses)     

2006-07


Craven College, Skipton  (FE)

2007-08


Bolton College 

2010

Guest Director

Coyote Dream Theatre, community theatre W Yorks.

The Silver Shoe and Raining Angels  Halifax, Hebden Bridge

2004-05

Performer                         

Odysseus Theatre, Czech Republic  toured  Czech language production Ionesco's Exit the King,  first independent Czech company 

1991-92


Semafor Theatre, Prague 

mime performance               

1991


Black Light Theatre, Prague mime 

1993

Co-presenter

Radecky Memorial Celebrations, Olomouc, CZ 

2006-11

Film and TV                                

Film Nesmrtelna teta,

Czech Republic                              

1993

                                 

Czech TV programmes                      

1992-94

International Theatre   Programmes                                 


2006-07,   2010 

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