Gareth Chambers is a multi-disciplinary artist working within the spaces of dance, live art and theatre.
Fel Artist dawns annibynnol, rydw i’n ymddiddori yn y corff. Rydw i’n ystyried bod ein cyrff yn cynnig ffinau a chyfyngiadau strwythurol yn ogystal Â bod yn safleoedd i gynrychioli ein hunaniaeth.
My practice is concerned with giving an audience member an experience. Dance can still be seen as stuffy and non-progressive. I’m very much interested in finding new ways of making a dance practice which is transgressive and yet physical.
I’m a working class artist who utilises my cultural references into my work, be it through pop songs, objects and dancing. After spending the summer as a danceWeb scholar in Vienna. My physical practice has altered significantly. I am not interested in un-authentic movement.
I have worked with Doris Ulrich, Tactile Bosch, Eddie Ladd, National Theatre Wales, CommonWealth Theatre Company, Marc Rees, Luke Pell, Ema Jayne Park, Siriol Joyner, Joon Dance and Wendy Houstoun. Work has been shown in Cardiff, Swansea, London and Berlin. In May 2017 my piece Llaeth was shown at YIRRAMBOI Festival, for First Nation Art in Melbourne Australia.
January 2017 I travelled to Tel Aviv, Israel to take part in the Winter Gaga Intensive with Ohad Naharin.
In the Summer of 2017 I was awarded the DanceWeb Scholarship. Whilst at ImpluzTanz in Vienna, where I studied under Doris Ulrich, Ivo Dimchev Keith Hennessy, Eroca Nichols, Libby Farr, Risa Steinberg ,Salim Gauwloos and Guy Cools.
A podcast with Andrew Wrestle's podcast Delving into Dance can be found here
Gareth was also an editor and writer for the online dance magazine BELLYFLOP.