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Helen Calcutt

Helen is a dance artist, choreographer and poet based in the U.K. Trained in Cuban Rhythms and contemporary dance, and with a background in Commercial dance, she works with specialisms in choreography, facilitation and performance, devising and sharing movement for theatre, live works, site-specific productions, and indie film, across the U.K. and internationally.  

The author of three volumes of poetry, Helen’s practice also seeks to utilise text and verbal sound as an underscore for new movement. She is the Artistic Director of ‘Beyond Words’, a new interdisciplinary project exploring modes of translation: from poetry, into movement. She was awarded a DYCP from Arts Council England (2021-22) to expand on this research. Her work continues. She was one of six poets selected to perform at the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, in 2022.  

To date, Helen has collaborated with The Birmingham Royal Ballet, Autin Dance Theatre, Sonia Sabri Company, The Place (London), Apple, Midland’s Actors Theatre, Def Motion, ME Dance Company, Vamos Cuba, The Birmingham REP, and The Birmingham Int. Dance Festival.