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  • ""Pearson is a veritable multimedia show in herself" "Outstanding in her range and concentration""
    - Total Theatre
  • ""If you can imagine a live, feminist version of a Tarantino movie - simultaneously grotesque, exciting and uncomfortable""
    - Broadway Baby
  • ""I can't wait to see what she does next.""
    - Exeunt Magazine

Hello! I am an antidisciplinary performance artist based in Liverpool, UK.

As performance maker and teacher, I’m working with: dance and somatics, contact improvisation (CI), comedy, visual composition, voice, text and music, and a variety of physical theatre and devising approaches.

I lead classes and organise events in Liverpool and elsewhere, especially Ponderosa Tanzland . I’m currently developing a new show The Sand Dog Cometh, touring my solo FAILURE (& other opportunities for non-linear success) and leading ‘FAILURE Lab’ improvisation and performance workshops.

I studied at Oberlin College, (USA) with a B.A. in English literature/Visual Art with dance, and at Kiklos Teatro International School of Theatre Creation (Italy). Nomadic dance studies in CI, post modern dance, improvisation and performance at Ponderosa Tanzland, in the UK, Earthdance/USA and Berne/CH.

Formerly co-Artistic Director of ‘madcap and inspired’ trio Fool’s Proof Theatre with Britt Jurgensen and Ben Phillips. Our experimental theatre trilogy on ‘identity and the invisible ties that bind us’ toured in the UK/USA between 2006-2011.

Mary Pearson

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