IAN BRENER

MOVEMENT DIRECTOR
CHOREOGRAPHER
PERIOD DANCE

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RECENT WORK

Theatre

KING JOHN ROSE THEATRE KINGSTONTREVOR NUNNPERIOD MOVEMENT DIRECTOR (with Maggie Steed and lighting designer Paul Pyant)
THE WARS OF THE ROSES ROSE THEATRE KINGSTONTREVOR NUNNCHOREOGRAPHER AND PERIOD MOVEMENT DIRECTOR (with Joely Richardson, Rufus Hound and Alex Waldmann. Lighting designer Paul Pyant.)
ROMEO & JULIET PERMANENTLY BARD, TOURSEAN TURNERCHOREOGRAPHER
SIGNAL FAILURE SOHO PLAYHOUSE (NEW YORK- OFF BROADWAY)PETER DARNEYMOVEMENT & CHOREOGRAPHY
RSC 50TH SEASON: Macbeth, Merchant of Venice, City Madam ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANYMICHAEL BOYD, RUPERT GOOLD, DOMINIC HILLPRE-PRODUCTION PERIOD MOVEMENT AND DANCE (with Sir Patrick Stewart.)
THE RIVALS THE PETER HALL COMPANY, THEATRE ROYAL HAYMARKETSIR PETER HALLMOVEMENT DIRECTOR (with Dame Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles)
THE SHOEMAKER’S HOLIDAY BLACK SUN THEATRE COMPANY, BRIDEWELL THEATREJEMMA GROSSCHOREOGRAPHY
THE WEDDING BLACK SUN THEATRE COMPANY, THE DELL/RSCJEMMA GROSSCHOREOGRAPHY
PATRIOT FOR ME ACTORS’ COMPANY, NEW PLAYERS THEATRE, JERMYN ST THEATREDAVID HARRISMOVEMENT DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHY
ACIS AND GALATEA CITY OF LONDON FESTIVALBELINDA QUIREYASSISTANT TO BELINDA QUIREY
IMENEO HANDEL OPERA SOCIETY, SADLER’S WELLS THEATREBELINDA QUIREYASSISTANT TO BELINDA QUIREY
HERE’S WHAT I DID WITH MY BODY ONE DAY PLEASANCE THEATREANDY LAVENDERHISTORICAL DANCE ADVISOR
PERSUASION SALISBURY PLAYHOUSEKATE SAXONPERIOD DANCE ADVISOR

TV

THE LAST DAYS OF ANNE BOLEYN BBC/OXFORD FILM & TELEVISIONROB COLDSTREAMCHOREOGRAPHER
BLUE PETER BBC_CHOREOGRAPHER AND DANCER.
THE STUARTS BBC_CHOREOGRAPHER AND PERFORMER AS CHARLES I
THE LANGUAGE OF MOVEMENT OPEN UNIVERSITY_CHOREOGRAPHER AND DANCER
THE MAP ROOM BBC_CHOREOGRAPHER AND DANCER

about

Ian uses his unique knowledge, experience and expertise in Theatre/TV with transformative results for productions. Utilising a multisensorial approach, Ian is patient and compassionate preparing actors for everything from everyday movement to coordinated choreography, enabling them to give exceptional performances as an individual or as an ensemble.

Specialising in period movement, Ian is skilled in translating original historical dance notation and movement treatises into a performable landscape for actors. This allows the actors to embody the text, the period style and discover their character for period productions.

Working in the industry for thirty years, he has an eclectic portfolio of work giving him a raft of experience on which to draw.

"We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once." — Friedrich Nietzsche

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