Performer, teacher, director
Lives in Norfolk UK
I use dance and theatre practices to explore imaginative ways of making connections and pathways through the body to the voice. I combine playful exercises designed to free the body and spark the imagination with more disciplined practices that connect us with our breathing and our own unique interior worlds.
My aim is to help people to gain greater awareness and confidence in the way move and to help them to use that in their vocal explorations.
From 2003 – 2010 Neil Paris was a core performer with Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre whose work toured around the world and was nominated for three Olivier Awards.
In 2011 he created and directed Agnes and Walter: A Little Love Story which toured the UK. The show featured Margaret Pikes alongside a company of professional and non-professional performers aged 28 – 80.
He has an extensive teaching practice and has led dance and theatre workshops for people of all ages in professional institutions, schools and community settings. He has taught workshops and intensives alongside Margaret Pikes for the past 10 years.
He is currently Artistic Director of Deep Roots Tall Trees in Corby, Northamptonshire and lives in Cromer, Norfolk.
Neil Paris teaches in english.