Patsy Izzard Company (PIC) is a Dance Theatre Company. PIC are driven to expose their work to various communities and audiences both locally and regionally whilst building national relationships. To enable this PIC have worked hard to ensure their unique team consists of skills set that range across a wide range of performance and technical abilities. This has allowed them to remain adaptable to their performance surroundings and secure past work include site specific, festivals, professional theatres and platforms.
PIC can offer workshops that focus on a range of skills required to making dance theatre. These include: Devising, Characterisation, Acting through Movement, Voice and Text, Introduction to Dance Theatre, Performance Skills as well as understanding the Processes of Divising and Choreography.
PIC have received multiple funding grants to develop their work. PIC were part of the Motus Dance work in progress platform in 2015. This was a research and development commission funded by Arts Council England. ‘Uncontrollable Magnetism’, the piece developed through Motus, toured nationally including the BedFringe festival and The Grove Theatre GD1 and Luton Festival. The company received a second commission through the ROOTS rugby world cup festival and Motus Dance, creating a piece for the MK Rugby World Cup fanzone Festival.
PIC have recently been commissioned to perform a site-specific performance through LutonBid and have secured a further commission for April 2017. The company are now working towards developing new work for Summer 2017.
‘Patsy brings enthusiasm and positive energy to everything she does. She is extremely reliable and an absolute pleasure to work with. Her passion for theatre and dance is clear and she is a natural working with children. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Patsy for any performance, facilitation or teaching projects!’ – Amelia Newman, Theatrebugs
‘Since joining St Andrew’s School as peripatetic teacher of Speech and Drama in September 2015, Patsy has made invaluable contributions to our community. Through her enthusiasm and passion for sharing her love and knowledge of theatre and the performing arts, Patsy has vastly increased the number of pupils taking Speech and Drama lessons and her first set of LAMDA examination results reflect the high standard of teaching and preparation that she has delivered. In addition to this, Patsy has voluntarily supported the GCSE Drama groups, advising on their inclusion of physical theatre elements and she is currently choreographic sequences for her second school production…Staff and pupils alike appreciate Patsy’s positive, dynamic approach and find her fresh contemporary knowledge and professionalism to be an inspiration.’ – Suzi Stott, Head of Drama, St. Andrew’s School