The Follow Through Collective consists of a variety of artists from different fields, aiming to create work with a distinct focus on political, social or ecological issues. Making work since 2015, their performances are eclectic and multidisciplinary. Much of their current focus is on the medium of dance as a means of coming together, exploring empathy, touch, and connection. Challenging the formal separation between spectator and performers, their works are seen in theatres, art institutions and outdoor areas.
In recent years, the Collective has started to develop both theatrical and site-specific works for a younger audience, with the aim to critically engage the next generation in current debates and topics, such as the environmental crisis.
The Collective performed at many festivals, including Resolution Festival, Emerge Festival, Camden Fringe Festival, the City of London Festival, the Fi.ELDS Festival (East London dance), Stratford Arts Center and the Nah Dran Festival in Berlin. They also presented works at the Chisenhale Dance Space, Richmix, October Gallery, NordArt Exhibbition, The Place Theatre, the University of the Arts in Berlin, Tanzspeicher in Würzburg and at the Bonnie Bird Theatre in London. They have received praise from various well-known reviewers and are currently working on a new production.
Members of the Collective
Thank you to all the collaborating artists throughout the years! You are outstanding and incredibly powerful people and performers! The Collective only exists because of each one of you and all your contributions towards it!
Below are only a few Bio's of artists who have performed for our Collective and I want to express my deepest gratitude to each one of them. If you are interested about a specific performer and want to know more, please feel free to get in touch.
Greta Gauhe is a freelance choreographer, dancer and researcher based in London.
Much of her current focus on the medium of dance as a means of coming together, exploring empathy, touch, and connection.
After graduating with a MA in Performance from the London Contemporary Dance School, Greta enrolled onto the MFA in Choreography at Trinity Laban to further investigate her artistic practice. She continued her journey as a researcher during her practice-led PhD, addressing touch-related gaps in online practices at Coventry University and the C-DaRE department.
As the artistic director of the Follow Through Collective, Greta has managed various stage productions for theatres, museums, and outdoor spaces. Her works were performed at many festivals and stages in the UK and Europe, including the Resolution Festival, NordArt exhibition, RichMix Theatre, Chisenhale Dance Space, the Emerge Festival, October Gallery, University of the Arts Berlin, Albany Theatre and the Camden Fringe Festival.
Alongside her artistic work, Greta has been involved in various Community Dance projects working with people of all ages and she has taught creative dance classes and workshops for both professional and non-professional dancers.
She is honoured to have received the Leverhulme Arts Scholarship during her MFA at Trinity Laban and the M4Cities studentship during her PhD at Coventry.
Andy Trewren/ Composer
Andy Trewren is a composer and artist, currently in his final year at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. Andy specialises in electronics, sound installation and the sonic arts, with a particular interest in audience interpretation and interaction.
Ghost Chan/ Performer
Ghost Chan is a Honghongese contemporary artist from Computer Science background. His interests are in algorithmic choreography and using technology to influence spectatorship, so to study the politics of performance and the power dynamics between the creator, the performers and the audience. He is half of the duo Ghost and John. www.ghostandjohn.art/ghost
FrancisJohn Chan/ Performer
FrancisJohn Chan is a Hongkongese contemporary artist from Biology research background. He is recently investigating the use of art strategies as a cultural practice for societal impacts. He is half of Ghost and John.
Marta Stepien/ Performer
Marta started her dance education in private ballet school „Capitol” in her hometown, Wroclaw. She participated in classical ballet spectacles like Nutcracker and Cinderella in Opera in Wroclaw. Afterwards she gained BA degree in contemporary dance in University of Social Science in Poznan. During her studies she had opportunity to perform works by Paulina Wycichowska and Janusz Stolarski. From 2015 she was a member of STW Company - Natalia Draganik-Franke in Poznan. Recently she studies in London Contemporary Dance School on a postgraduate course, where she had a chance to perform works by Leila McMillan, Florence Peake & Eve Stainton. She also collaborates with Greta’s Gauhe Follow Through Collective, and is a part of WomenWonder collective.
Flavien is a French-born, London-based actor and dancer. Introduced to dance through the world of theatre, Flavien has work for more than 15 years as an actor under the direction of stage directors such as Laura Bazalgette, Frederic Maragnani, Iris Gaillard and Louise Pasteau. His work has lead him to act in plays in public theatres around France, as well as internationally in Canada and the Netherlands. Flavien has participated in various short movies; notably one where Flavien starred was selected into “Les Rencontres Internationalles” festival and presented later in Paris and Berlin.
In 2013, Flavien decided to embark on a new adventure and begin training in contemporary dance. He recently graduated with merit from a Master’s Degree at London Contemporary Dance School and has worked with choreographers such as Greta Gauhe, Wilhelmina Ojanen, Pepa Ubera, XinXin Song and Erena Reilent. Alongside performing, Flavien is interested in film-making and choreography. His interests delves into the reality and the representation of it, what can flex and distort the vision we have of the world surrounding us.
Hannah is a dancer, originating from Yorkshire, who’s technique is the product of a mixed bag of training; from her place on the CAT scheme at NSCD, foundation in dance from London Studio Centre and BAHons in dance from Coventry University to her current vocation of MA DAP at LCDS. During her career thus far Hannah has had the opportunity to work with numerous current artists, such as: Pablo Bronstein, Florence Peake & Eve Stainton, Thomas Goodwin, Katie Coe and Flora Wellesley Wesley.
Hannah’s current choreographic interests lie within the expression of sociocultural issues and the possibility of exploring these topics through dance and installation art. Hannah has a particular interest in issues surrounding feminism and bodily integrity, and the relationship between this and the moving body of a dance artist.
Claudia comes from a diverse background of dance, musical theatre and body work studies that includes yoga and massage therapy. The human body is her passion as a tool for art and something that she continues to explore for self-expression and understanding. She is creatively interested in a variety of dance and theatre contexts both individually and as a performer. She is currently training on the ‘Developing Artistic Practice’ course at London Contemporary Dance School where she continues to learn about these interests and passions.
Pictures by Rui Cunha and Camilla Greenwell