Pathways Into Dance - Anthony Middleton
Anthony Middleton is the Artistic Director of his own company The Middleton Corpus. The company is known for creating innovative performances combining dance and acrobatics. Here he is explaining his work and his unique pathway into dance.
Further Information on Anthony Middleton
Before training as a dancer, Anthony competed as an international level Acrobatic Gymnast, competing as a member of the British Gymnastics squad.
Following his graduation from ‘Northern School of Contemporary Dance’ (Leeds) in 2010, Anthony began his professional career dancing as a member of ‘BalletBoyz’, until joining ‘Motionhouse’, touring ‘Scattered’ in the USA and China. Anthony has also worked as a freelance performer with international companies and choreographers such as Tanz Luzerner Theater (Switzerland), Cas Public/ Helene Blackburn (Canada) and Luca Signoretti (Italy).
In 2012, Anthony began researching and creating work under the name of 'theMiddletonCorpus', combining the physical disciplines of Acrobatic Gymnastics and Contemporary Dance, along with influences from his interests in Japanese aesthetic principles, sculpture and philosophy.
Anthony is particularly interested in creating collaborative multi-disciplinary performance for both theatrical and unconventional performance spaces, collaborating with both UK and International artists in various disciplines, such as composers, designers and visual artists; bringing exciting and innovative artistic projects to audiences both in the UK and internationally.
His work has been performed at various UK and International festivals, platforms, competitions; 'Seedling', Anthony's most recent creation winning the 'Audience Prize' at the 2017 'Hull Dance Prize'.