Wayne Sables – CV

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Wayne Sables

Wayne Sables Project Dance Theatre and Film

Wayne Sables Project (WSP) is an international dance theatre and film company with its roots firmly grounded in community and education. We have been working within education since 2001 across the UK and USA, working with pupil referral units to mainstream across all age ranges We have extensive knowledge of the benefits the arts, specifically dance and film can bring to education solely and cross curriculum and fully support joint working methods to increase young peoples access to the arts.

“Wayne Sables is one of these rare artists who delve deeply into his craft to unearth both subtle and expansive dancing that is at once personal and global. His exploration of a uniquely personalized abstract movement language and ability to engage the audience through a masterful performance quality is deeply satisfying to watch and feel viscerally.”

Karen Bernard, New Dance Alliance Director, NYC

Choreographic/Film credits:

2010. ONEINFOUR. One in four is a flash freeze film commissioned by BMBC to highlight mental health discrimination.

2010. You Know Me!, A multi media dance piece exploring how memories shape our past, present and future lives.

2010. Lowry Dance Film, A dance film with the Centre for Advanced Training Students (C.A.T.S) focusing on the history of Salford Quays culminating in a public screening during the History of Salford Quays festival.

2010. 24 weeks film making project, Funded by the European Union WSP developed and delivered a film making project for adults who were unemployed. The project gave the participants film making skills which increased their confidence and employability skills.

2010. Youth Council, Barnsley, commissioned by the Youth Council to create a promotional film highlighting the role of the youth council plays in today’s Barnsley.

2010. Identify, WSP were commissioned by the Centre for Advanced Training, The Lowry, Manchester to create a 15 minute piece with 12 young people at the beginning of their dance career.

2010. One in 4, A social documentary with the Early Intervention Team with adults experiencing their first experience of psychosis.

2010. BATS, A social awareness film with Foundation and adults in the criminal justice system who are trying to turn their life around through football training.

2010. WSP boys dance project with Get Active and Doncaster’s Hot House Festival, 55 young men all key stage 4, 4 weeks 8 five-minute performances.

2009. Steps in time, a short dance film focusing on a 65+ sequence dance group from Barnsley.

2009. WSP Film Festival. 5 short social awareness films made with groups across South Yorkshire using the medium of dance film.

2008. Better Deal. A documentary detailing the challenges young people face when addicted to alcohol and drugs.

2008. Stakeholders day. A documentary detailing the strategic processes of Doncaster PCT.

2008. No Space Like Home. An Art film working with a homeless shelter in Barnsley focusing on their thoughts/feelings against being out casts from society.

2007 ‘Insideout’ A short dance film exploring a mans angst at the dissolution of a relationship. Screened in Switzerland, Holland as part of the IMZ Dance Film festival and in NYC, USA as part of the Performance Mix Festival.

2007 ‘The Human Condition’ a trio for three women exploring a female’s perspective of a life shaped by loss. Performed at Yorkshire Dance, Leeds

2008 ‘insideout live’ Alive solo based directly in the film ‘Insideout’. Premiered at the Performance Mix Festival at the Joyce Soho, NYC

2008 ‘Is It Me?’ and ‘Only Human’ A double bill of work. ‘Only Human’ is a remake of ‘The Human Condition’. ‘Is It Me?’ is a new piece based on three men’s individual journeys through life that collide with each other.

2008 ‘Happy and Married’ Movement director of Freedom Studio.

‘Having seen Wayne Sables Project at the Yorkshire Dance Centre our pupils and members of staff were inspired by the quality of their work and wanted to work directly with the company. Wayne Sables Project created a highly imaginative piece of dance film with a group of year 10 BTEC Dance pupils over a ten-week period. Throughout the project all of our pupils were pushed physically and creatively, thus producing an incredible dance film that Kingstone School are extremely proud of, further more the dance film will be on our school web site to show a much wider audience of the fantastic work achieved from the project. We will definitely be working again with Wayne Sables Project in the near future and would highly recommend them.’
Paul Powell Kingstone School, Performing Arts Community Manager

WSP Projects:

Sept 07 – Dec 08 Generate phase 2, Danceworks UK. Designed by Danceworks UK’s internationally experienced team to create dance theatre workshops with primary school in a new and holistic approach using positive reinforcement models to deliver high quality dance experiences using dance, puppetry and filmmaking.

Sept 06 – Dec 07 Generate phase 1, Danceworks UK. Designed by Danceworks UK’s internationally experienced team to create dance theatre workshops with primary school in a new and holistic approach using positive reinforcement models to deliver high quality dance experiences.

Feb 06 – Dec 06, Freelance dance artist, Dance United Bradford Academy. WSP’s role includes devising and running contemporary dance and Capoeira workshops for young people that are part of Bradford’s YOT service.

Nov 05 – May 06, Dancer/Workshop leader, Qdos Dance Theatre. WSP’s role includes devising, performing and running workshops, which support Qdos’ new dance theatre piece “ Under the Influence”. QDOS are based in Barnsley and specialise in dance theatre for young people.

Aug – Oct 05, Vincent Dance Theatre (VDT) “Broken Cords”. During the creation and rehearsal process of VDT’s new piece “Broken Cords” I was involved in taking company class, devising movement material, creating workshop plans to support the tour and delivering VDT style workshops for various youth and community groups.

Feb –Apr 05, Movement Director, RED LADDER Theatre Company. This was a two-month research period and a one-month intensive creation/rehearsal period. During this time i acted as the movement director for RED LADDERS current national touring show ‘Free falling’. My duties included developing the actor’s movement skills and vocabulary, choreographing the movement for the show and rehearsing it to a performance standard.

Sept 04 – Dec 05, Engaging people in change (EPIC). EPIC is a 15month project, which aims to explore the added value that the arts bring to ‘at risk groups’. This project is taking place through darts (Doncaster Community Arts) and several classified ‘ at risk groups’ in Doncaster.


James Brunt
Communty Arts Development Officer
Barnsley MBC
Westgate Plaze
07824 35122
Janet Sisson
Hot House DMBC
The Blue Building
Doncaster DN1 1DE
01302 737328

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