Artist-in-Residence: Mary Pearson

Mary Pearson is a performance maker, improviser, dancer, teacher and organizer currently based in Liverpool, UK. In 2005 she co-founded Fool's Proof Theatre company, which has toured nationally internationally in the UK/USA with devised pieces The Eagle Has Landed, Je Suis Dead and It?s Uniformation Day.

She has organized interdisciplinary laboratories, performance platforms and festivals in the independent arts sector in Liverpool (UK) and Berne (CH), guest taught CI and Improvisation at Liverpool Hope and John Moore?s Universities, and leads ongoing classes in association with Liverpool Improvisation Collective (LIC).


As an Artist in Residence at Earthdance
Mary is wrestling with the notion of FAILURE in a movement-based research for her new solo performance.

'I am engaged in an attempt to bridge my experiences in the disciplines of dance and theatre by reconciling a quest for perfection and ethereal beauty with my desire to expose the more vulnerable beauty of human failure.'

The process begun at Earthdance will continue in Liverpool in Spring 2012 and Ponderosa (Stolzenhagen, DE) in JULY 2012, where she will lead a performance-making intensive resulting in a collaborative group piece and perform a next version of this solo.

*photos by Mark Loudon, from Fool's Proof Theatre 'It's Uniformation Day'