William Dashwood

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About William

CURRICULUM VITAE

Date of Birth 4.12.48


TRAINING

  • ECOLE DE MIME ETIENNE DECROUX, PARIS At the end of his study William was working under the master’s personal direction and was invited to become a teaching assistant. He has also trained with Desmond Jones in London, Ladislav Fialka in Prague and has attended numerous other workshops and courses.


Supporting studies include;

  • Voice; IVAN MIDDERIGH, ROY HART THEATRE
  • Singing: MARK MEYLAN, NICOLINE SNAAS
  • Story Telling; MIKE ALFREDS
  • Masks; JOHN WRIGHT
  • Play; PHILIPPE GAULIER
  • Kung Fu; PHOA YAN TIONG
  • Tai Chi Chuan; MASTER CHU
  • Story Structure; ROBERT McKEE
  • Film Production; ROBERT BUCKLER
  • Make 'em Laugh; JOS HOUBEN & MICHELINE VANDEPOEL
  • Mask of Life; JOS HOUBEN & MICHELINE VANDEPOEL
  • Comic Toolbox; JOHN VOORHAUS
  • Eye Body; PETER GRUNWALD




AWARDS

  • BRITISH COUNCIL : Summer School, Prague with LADISLA V FIALKA
  • INSTITUUT VOOR THEATER ONDERZOEK, AMSTERDAM : Research grant to explore the relationship between mime and puppetry based on the same technique of movement (Decroux)
  • AMSTERDAM CITY COUNCIL : Project grant to create the performance "PASSAGE"
  • ARTS COUNCIL OF GREAT BRITAIN : Grant to complete work with DECROUX "CATCHING DREAMS"
  • BRITISH SUMMER SCHOOL OF MIME : Story Telling Course
  • GREAT LONDON ARTS : Project grant to create "THE LATE LATE BIRDY BIRDY SHOW" with JOHN WRIGHT
  • WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL : Supporting workshops and performances of " A MAD DREAM" in the Borough
  • ARTS COUNCIL GB: Grant to create "THE AQUAPHOBIC SAILOR"
  • AMSTERDAM SUMMER UNIVERSITY : Film producing workshop
  • AMSTERDAM SUMMER UNIVERSITY : Make 'em Laugh
  • AMSTERDAM SUMMER UNIVERSITY : From the Mask of Life
  • AMSTERDAM SUMMER UNIVERSITY : Using Sound Objects on Stage
  • AMSTERDAM FOND v.d. KUNST : “TOTTY GALORE AND THE EXPANDING SUITCASE”


ARTISTIC DIRECTION

  • 1981-90 Artistic Director ANIMATE THEATRE
  • 1990-93 Artistic Director SMART ARTS PHYSICAL THEATRE CO
  • 1990-92 Artistic Director NIGHTSHIFT DANCE THEATRE


THEATRE PERFORMANCES

  • THE WINNER Animate Theatre
  • PASSAGE Animate Theatre
  • CATCHING DREAMS Animate Theatre
  • SPACED OUT Animate Theatre
  • THE LEACH Animate Theatre
  • THE GAP Animate Theatre
  • THE LATE LATE BIRDY BIRDY SHOW Animate Theatre
  • BEFORE THE STORM Animate Theatre
  • PICNIC Animate Theatre
  • A MAD DREAM Smart Arts Tour Taiwan
  • THE DATE Smart Arts
  • ONE HELL OF A HEAVENLY MARRIAGE Smart Arts
  • THE AQUAPHOBIC SAILOR Smart Arts
  • FROM HIGH PLACES Nightshift Dance Theatre
  • UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN Nightshift Dance Theatre
  • PATINE DU TEMPS Grif Theater
  • LA DI DA BOOM De Verbeelding
  • DELFT FESTIVAL Mark Kingsford & Michael Helmerhorst
  • CIRCUS Theater Terra tour USA & Canada
  • SPROUTS Theatre Strangelove
  • THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA
  • MINI MIME THEATRE - THE ALCHEMIST solo project
  • OBJECT OF DESIRE solo project
  • TOTTY GALORE & the EXPANDING SUITCASE solo project
  • LES ENFANTS DU PARADIS Amsterdamse Bos Open Lucht Theatre 

 

VIDEO DIRECTION

  • A MATTER OF STYLE Educational video film showing four different styles of playing in theatre.
  • DANCING WITH MY SHADOW Documentary about puppeteer Feike Boschma


TV DIRECTION

  • SPROOKJESBOOM Assistant director and movement director for childrens series 1 2 & 3
  • NOS production "Yes is for a very young man" by Gertrude Stein; directed movement sequences
  • ANGLIA TV " Wide Angle/First Night" Directed title sequence. KRO Slapstick training for series "Linda Linda".


TELEVISION

  • "BODYTALK" BBC
  • "BODYSTYLES" CH 4
  • "CLUB X" CH 4
  • "MOTORMOUTH II" TVS


MOTION CAPTURE

  • Demonstration for VICON MOTION CAPTURE SYSTEMS in RAI Amsterdam
  • CAFÉ de WERELD (3 seasons) for MOTEK BV en VARA


COMMERCIALS

  • BULMERS Woodpecker Cider MALE WOODPECKER
  • COLGATE Toothpaste BACTERIA
  • COI Employment Training GRANITE MAN
  • TESCO Cornish Pasties SCARECROW
  • KPN Het Net Mirror Image
  • KPN Het Net Stunt Double
  • CORPORATE TRAINING VIDEO
  • LADBROKE HOTELS
  • SUN ALLIANCE INSURANCE


TEACHING

  • In 1982, whilst living in Holland, William completed a documentation of corporal mime technique for the MIME CENTRUM, AMSTERDAM on VIDEO, SLIDES, PHOTOS and ESSAYS.
  • He was appointed teacher of Corporal Mime to the NEDERLANDS MIME SCHOOL where he taught between 1982-84. He returned to the Netherlands in 1990 and continued teaching at The Mime School until 2014
  • In 1984 he returned to London to found ANIMATE SCHOOL OF CORPORAL MIME where he was ARTISTIC DIRECTOR until 1990.

Teaching at leading drama schools includes.

  • THE ACADEMY OF LIVE AND RECORDED ARTS
  • ITALIA CONTI SCHOOL
  • MOUNTVIEW THEATRE SCHOOL
  • GUILDFORD THEATRE SCHOOL
  • THE LONDON STUDIO CENTRE
  • In 1990 he performed and taught at the NATIONAL THEATRE OF TAIWAN.
  • In 1994 he has taught Storytelling and Structure workshops for The NEDERLANDS THEATRE INSTITUTE.
  • MULHOLLAND FILM ACADEMY
  • He currently teaches at the THEATER SCHOOL, AMSTERDAM, NEDERLANDS INSTITUTE VOOR ANIMATIE FILM, TILBURG
  • H.K.U. UTRECHT