The Collective

Greta Gauhe founded the Follow Through Collective & Co. 2015 in London. The Collective collaborates with artists from different backgrounds in order to constantly shift perspectives on the arts and they focus on social, political and ecological issues. The Collective performed at many festivals, including Emerge Festival, Camden Fringe Festival, the City of London Festival, the Fi.ELDS Festival (east London dance) and the Nah Dran Festival in Berlin. They also presented works at the University of the Arts in Berlin, Tanzspeicher in Würzburg and at the Bonnie Bird Theatre in London.

Greta Gauhe is a German dance artist who works mainly in the Uk. The foundation of her contemporary dance career was laid at the Iwanson School of Contemporary Dance in Munich, and consolidated during a BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre as well as a Diploma in Dance Studies at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London. She loves to explore and develop what dance has to offer, both as a performer and choreographer and she also has the desire to engage with the public and other artists. This eventually led her to establish her own dance company: The Follow Through Collective collaborates with artists from various backgrounds in order to combine different art forms on stage, often creating a multi-channel experience. In the meantime, she performed works by Matthias Sperling, Matta Sakka, Anna Williams, Marie Yagami, and she has been a dancer at the theatre in Würzburg. For Greta, being an artist is a life-long process and informed by one’s experience as an individual and a member of society. Currently, she is doing the MA in performance at the London Contemporary School of Dance to further investigate into her practice.

Romane Petit

Romane was born in France, she trained in "Ballet Junior de Geneve" (GENEVA, Switzerland) and at Codarts, University for the arts in the Netherlands. While studying she performed works by choreographers such as Idan Sharabi, Barak Marshall, Jiri Kylian, William Forsythe, Stijn Celis, Ken Ossola, Alexander Ekman and Gustavo Ramirez Sansano. Following her studies she danced with Skånes Dansteater, at first as an understudy, "PLAYGROUND" (including pieces of Ben Wirght, Liat Dor and Nir Ben Gal, Alexander Ekman) and after she performed "Sentinel" of Antony Hamilton, "Weather" of Lucy Guerin and "Rikud" of Liat Dor and Nir Ben Gal. Since 2017 Romane is a new member of the Follow Through Collective & Co. in London.

Ella Funk

Ella Funk is a Visual Artist from Berlin. In 2012 she had an internship as a photography and post production assistant for Jonas Unger, who is a fashion and portrait photographer in Paris. The same year she started her studies in Visual Communication at the University of Arts Berlin. After working on numerous short film projects, she finally concentrated on Directing and Concept Development in the Narrative Film Class from Thomas Arslan where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. Her work focuses on themes about intimacy, digital tenderness and virtual reality. She is the Visual director of the Follow Through Collective &. Co. in London.

Marta Polak

Marta Polak, studied a secondary education in music (Eurhythmics major). Then she became an apprentice of Springs Dance Company in London, which also allowed her to train alongside Ad Deum Dance Company in Texas. In 2015 Marta gained a BA(Hons) degree in contemporary dance at London Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where she performed in works by Charles Linehan, Alison Curtis-Jones and Lizzie Kew-Ross. She completed placement trainings with Bangarra Dance Theatre in Australia, Phoenix Dance Theatre in the UK and Rozbark Dance and Movement Theatre in Poland. Since graduation, Marta has had the opportunity to perform in works by various choreographers including Rosie Kay, Darren Ellis, Maresa von Stockert, Kiril Burlov, Alexis Zelda Stevens, Watts Dance at "Gala for Grenfell" charity event directed by Arlene Philips, at the BBC Proms as well as has been performer in Follow Through Collective since September 2017. She featured in music videos for Daughter, The Ramona Flowers, Una Healey and Tom The Lion. Apart from performing, Marta has choreographed a work “Filtered” which gained her Choreographers Award as well as won several national dance theatre competitions across Poland. She is also the founder, coordinator and teacher at "GUIDANCE PROJECT" which focuses on a voluntary mission of delivering dance and art workshops to community of unprivileged and orphan children in Uganda, Africa.

Nathalie Sloth Richter

Natalie is a Danish dancer and choreographer based in London. Since graduating from Trinity Laban in 2015, she has taught, created and presented work in countries like Sri Lanka, the U.S., Spain, Italy and Denmark. Amongst other events this year, Natalie created the cross-disciplinary work Underworld with visual artist TRA ART and performed it both in Denmark and Spain. With a growing interest for site-specific work, she staged her piece Listening Bodies & Mystical Measures in St. Augustine’s Clock Tower as part of Open Senses Festival, as well as performing the solo When in The Company of a Turtle in a deserted construction site at the Spanish festival Art Sur. As part of her degree she performed works by Zoi Dimitriou, Matthias Sperling, Struan Leslie and Wayne McGregor. She has in the recent years performed in a wide variety of cross-disciplinary work by artists such as BitterSuite, Leonor Serrano Rivas and Victoria Rucinska.

  
Johanna Merceron

Johanna Merceron is a French dance artist, trained in contemporary dance at the Regional Conservatoire of Lyon, followed by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where she graduated with a First Class Honours degree in 2015. As part of her education she performed in works by Amanda Gough, Shobana Jeyasingh, Struan Leslie and Mathias Sperling, and went on work placements with the Ballet C de la B in Belgium. Alongside her training she has also been dancing for various choreographers as well as developing her own movement explorations. Since then she has furthered these projects, working around Europe and the United States, taking part in residencies at Lake Studios (Berlin, Germany), performing for Open Roof Collective (London and Aarhus, Denmark) as well as BitterSuite Company (London and New York).  She is a dancer of the FTC since 2017.

Andrew Liddell

Andrew Liddell is a composer and saxophonist. Born in Glasgow, Andrew has been living in London for the past 6 years and is currently studying for an MMus in Composition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where his main composition teachers are Stephen Montague, Nye Parry and Barak Schmool. His compositional work ranges from electroacoustic music to working with more traditional acoustic instrumentations, and he is particularly interested in exploring the possibilities around combining these two areas by incorporating live acoustic instruments into electronic music. Much of Andrew’s work as a composer involves working in collaboration with other art forms such as dance and film.

David Evans

 

Since graduating David  has been working with Mesma on a project called “foreign bodies” culminating in 2020 and has performed early stages of the work in Bristol, Newcastle’s Dance City, and Leicester’s Circle Theatre. He also performed in “Little Girl Inside Me” by Marie Yagami at Resolution and “Drowning” by Greta He a company dancer with Ella Mesma Company, an Afro-Latin Contemporary company. becameGauhe (Resolution, The Place; Addition Festival, Camberly Theatre; Albany Theatre). He has a strong affinity for floorwork, partner work, and contemporary dance. Additional skills include capoeira training, acrobatics, and a strong background in improvisation.

Irene Gimenez

 

Originally from Barcelona, Irene Gimenez is a dancer and choreographer based in London. She graduated in contemporary dance from ESDM  (Barcelona) and obtained a BA degree in Philosophy from the Universitat de Barcelona. Since 2012 she had been working as a dance teacher, freelance dancer and choreographer , performing internationally with companies such as Instinct Inc, Marie Yagami Movement, Collective 31, Ben Moss Dance and The Follow Through Collective.

Ciara Lynch

Ciara Lynch is a London based contemporary dancer, choreographer and teacher. Originally from Ireland Ciara trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap and drama mainly before moving to London to train at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where she graduated with a First Class Honours degree. 

 

Since moving to London Ciara has performed in pieces by Wayne McGregor (restaged by Anna Nowak), Jessica Wright, Maciej Kuzminski and featured in a short film on Film4 by Louise Stern. Most recently Ciara was Dance Captain for Everything that Rises Must Dance by choreographer Sasha Milavic Davies where she performed with 200 women at Somerset House for Dance Umbrella 2018. 

© 2017 Greta Gauhe

 

 

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