Abigail Yeates was a founding director of The Generating Company and is now a full time Artistic Director creating original shows and commercial events. In the last 20 years Abigail has worked as a performer, choreographer and director. Firstly studying dance at the London Contemporary Dance School and circus at The National Arts du Cirque in France and gained an MA in choreography at Middlesex University. As a commercial director Abigail’s varied work includes a fashion show at height for Galleries Lafayette in Paris, The clothes show live, large scale promotional show Sociere for Universal Studios Japan, MPH Top Gear live motoring show. As a co director Storm 2001, as conceiver and director Lactic Acid 2003/05, Hard-drive 2006, Circus for Super-hero’s 2007 and in 2009 directed Aqua the largest water show in the world in Shenzhen China with 587 international circus performers.
Abigail is interested in working and fusing circus, dance and theatre. Creating visual work motivated by the movement. Each performance takes inspiration from the intention, the space, the design and the performer. Abigail’s originality and cross art form approach makes her one of the most adaptable and experienced artistic directors in the UK. It also drives the Generating Company’s original approach to their work. Currently Abigail is conceiving the show ‘No Sweat’ an all female powerhouse performance for a world tour in 2012.
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