Lighting Designer for the performance Cock and Bull by Nic Green, Laura Bradshaw, Rosana Cade and Simone Kenyon. Performed for the first time in the Arches in Glasgow in May, 2015. Since then, the show toured in several venues across the UK between 2016 – 2019
-ish is a new dance performance with various bodies of air: helium balloons, a space
hopper and a human being. Made from the perspective of a dyspraxic, dyslexic
choreographer, this new work explores the subjectivity of identity, disability and visibility. -
ish is an unapologetic exploration of inbetween-ness that flourishes with, and thrives on,
Performer/choreographer: Aby Watson
Creative Producer: Daisy Douglas
BSL Interpreter: Amy Cheskin
Lighting Designer: Eleni Thomaidou
Mentor: Frauke Requardt
Dramaturg: Luke Pell
Outside Eye: Peter Lannon
Audio Description Consultant: EJ Raymond
This work was made with support from an Emerging Artists Award and a Mentoring Grant
from Unlimited. The first development of this project was made with support from Janice
Parker Projects and the Saltaire Society Bursary. With thanks to Jo Verrent, Becky Dann
and everyone at Unlimited, Laura Bissell, Laura Bradshaw and the research cohort at the
RCS, Karl Taylor and the BUZZCUT team, The Southbank Centre, Jo Walmsley and the
team at Tramway, Jennie Lööf, Kim Simpson, Catherine King, Tim Cooper and Thom
photo credit: Jassy Earl
Hey Baby! Welcome to a world of knee socks, bunches, lollypops, bubble gum and models adopting the childlike expressions of six year old girls. A daring exploration into the paradox of living in a society that continues to infantilise women. Paedophilia is not ok yet fetishised images of women as pre-pubescent girls are. In this brave and outlandish performance a grown woman attempts to be your baby to discover if innocence really is as sexy as we’re told it is. The touring of this show was kindly supported by using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Performed and created by Katy Dye
Re-design/ adaptation of the original design for the Tron theatre in February 2019
Lighting design (in collaboration with Alberto Santos Bellido) and stage management for the performance Bird
Performed by Sita Pieraccini and David Pollock
Dance Base, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2016
Lady Fingers and Empire Biscuits
Lighting Design and technical operator for the performance Lady fingers and empire biscuits by Rosana Cade A performance exploring the historic relationship between Britain and India and the sexual legacy of colonialism.
Performed in the Arches in Glasgow in 2014
Lighting designer and production manager for thee show Animal Farm.
A production by Glasgow Clyde College, 2017
Directed by David Lee Michael
Love and money
This experimental design of a chandelier was designed and developed during my Master’s course on Lighting Design. The design principles of this project is based on the properties of light and especially on the refraction of light in water surfaces
Silent stories of a busy road
This project is a collection of black and white sketches of people in the urban landscape. The artist’s aim is to capture on paper people’s personal moments, emotions and characteristics during their everyday life in the city. An elderly couple is drinking coffee at the airport’s waiting room. A man is waiting for the bus. Another man is smoking a cigarette at the corner of a pub. A woman with her two children is trying to cross the road. Two teenagers are having one of their first dates. A boy is enjoying his ice cream. All these little moments of people’s lives, moments often unnoticed, moments of waiting for something, moments of just ‘being’ in the urban environment. In the artist’s perspective these moments release emotions; in her sketches, the artist is trying to capture people’s silent stories, isolating them in her drawings from the environment and bringing the focus on the very personal moments.
‘Paper stories’ is a series of handmade notebooks. Each of these notebooks has its own little story, because of the materials that have been used and the images drawn or illustrated inside them. I use several types of paper, selecting very carefully which is the best type for each notebook. Also, I use the technique of collage in each notebook, based on a unique theme for each notebook. Moreover, drawings made by me or friends are used as part of the notebooks. The covers are made from paper or fabric.