Wendy Houstoun

Wendy Houstoun (c) Berkeley White PhotographyWendy Houstoun has worked extensively as a solo performer and in collaboration with companies and artists whose work challenges, enriches, and extends the boundaries of, dance and theatre.

Since 1980, her work with DV8 Physical Theatre, Tim Etchells and Forced Entertainment, film-maker David Hinton, Jonathan Burrows, the late Nigel Charnock, Gary Stevens, performance artist Rose English, musician John Avery, Gloria and Ludus Dance Company has explored large and small stages, specific sites, film and installation and created a hallmark intensity of performance.

Her performance style retains a hallmark of honesty, humour and vulnerability and she continues to perform her own work while negotiating the complexities of ageing in a youth focused discipline.

Wendy’s solo pieces, Haunted, Happy Hour (commissioned by Chisenhale Dance Space) and The 48 Almost Love Lyrics have toured Europe.

A recent work, Keep Dancing (a Dance Umbrella Commission), was performed at NRLA, Nottingham Contemporary and at Tanzquartier as part of the mini marathon day for What Escapes project and her latest piece, 50 Acts, is touring in the UK and further afield over the next year.

Wendy has increasingly been creating works for companies. She made Imperfect Storm for Candoco Dance Company, Home on the Range for Yorke Dance Project and has recently created a solo work for Antonia Grove called Small Talk which continues to tour.

In 2013 Wendy won the TMA Achievement in Dance Award for 50 Acts.