“Clod Ensemble is one of those innovative and anarchic companies thrusting its way through traditional boundaries of drama.” — The Guardian
Clod Ensemble is a multi-award-winning performance company working at the intersection of different forms. For over two decades, director Suzy Willson and composer Paul Clark have developed a highly original performance language, creating provocative, finely crafted work, ambitious in scale and concept.
Inspired by her training with Jacques Lecoq, Suzy Willson's extraordinary body of work pushes at the boundaries of choreographic practice. Paul Clark's work with collaborators such as director Katie Mitchell and Gare St Lazare Ireland has established his position as a leading composer for performance internationally.
The company works with dancers, actors, musicians, medics, architects and orchestras. Each production has its own distinctive musical and visual identity: for example, Under Glass is a promenade production where performers are contained within glass vitrines, whereas Silver Swan is a re-working of two 17th-century melodies, performed by unaccompanied singers in vast spaces.
Clod Ensemble’s work is presented in London, across the UK and internationally in theatres, dance houses, galleries and public spaces, including Sadler’s Wells, Tate Modern, Southbank Centre, Serralves Museum Porto and Public Theater New York.