Physical Theatre & Dance
Cscape makes work for outdoor sites and small scale indoor touring and blends imaginative physical theatre with energetic choreography. From beaches to mines, harbours to gardens, rural to midscale theatre venues, and festivals and events we are committed to ensuring our work translates across venue size and location.
To do this, they collaborate with likeminded dancers, actors, writers, film makers, designers and musicians. This results in stories and productions that are punchy, absorbing and full of character; perfect for all ages. Alongside their theatre work, Cspace also develop and deliver engaging and inspiring education and community focussed projects bringing dance and theatre directly into people’s lives.
2020-21 sees Cscape working on a project called Cscape Imaginarium focussing on creating live and digital work for early years (0-4’s) and younger audiences (4-7's) to create interactive dance and theatre experiences which connect with the outside world
Artistic Director: Sally Knight
Undertaking her professional dance training at the Laban Centre from 1998-2001, Sally graduated with a BA Hons in Dance Theatre. Sally co-founded Cscape with Helen Tiplady and Sarah Jarvis.
Sally choreographed Cscape’s first piece, Within These Walls, in January 2003, which premiered at the Barbican Theatre Plymouth and Plymouth Theatre Royal as part of the Dancers United Festival.
Qualifying with the Pilates Foundation in 2010, Sally also runs Cscape Pilates and teaches regular Pilates classes a week, using her movement knowledge and experience to assist both dancers and non-dancers in rehabilitation and body conditioning – click here for more info
Sally has been involved in all the company’s productions to date: Tree – Producer and choreographer; Project Neptune at Trebah Garden Movement Director for Cousin Jacks; Hansel and Gretel at Heligan Choreographer and Co-Producer; Neptunalia at Trebah Garden Producer; Taste – choreographer and producer; Somersault Festival Neptune performance – choreographer; Glendurgan Gold – choreographer and performer; The Venus Flower and other Stories – Choreographer and creative producer; If the Shoe Fits – Tour manager; Trelissick Gardens Christmas fairies – Performer; If the Shoe Fits – Performer; Tin Violin, collaboration with BishBashBosh, Choreographer / performer; Global Gardens – Co Director, Producer, Choreographer; When the Shops Shut – performer; Enjoy Your Stay- choreographer / performer; Don John with Kneehigh Theatre – performer; Treading Water – choreographer; Below – performer; Fifteen Cornwall – performer / co choreographer; Guilty Fingers – performer; Coathooks and Corridors, co- choreographer / performer; Landings – performer; Road to the Beach with Motionhouse Dance Theatre – performer; Blonde – performer; After Dark, Polperro Festival – co- choreographer and performer; Within these Walls – choreographer and performer
Work with other companies include: Kneehigh Theatre in the national and international tour of Don John in conjunction with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and Battersea Arts Centre (BAC); Jacky Lansley Dance Theatre at the Hall for Cornwall (HFC) and Royal Opera House (ROH) Clore performing in View from the Shore
Choreography / Movement Direction for theatre credits include: Project Neptune – Trebah 2019; Minack Theatre Play in a Day 2019; Tin Violin 2012 – Trebiggan Productions (Formerly BishBashBosh), Minack Theatre, 2012; Upstage Youth Theatre HFC – Summer 2012; Kernocopia Golden Tree productions, 2012; Beauty and the Beast from Mars Miracle Theatre, 2010
Working extensively as a specialist dance educator Sally has gained ten years’ experience in producing and delivering dance projects with children and young people. Having worked within early years’ settings, primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and universities, Sally is passionate about arts education, and also works closely with teachers to deliver dance workshops.
Sally particularly enjoys working with hard to reach young people and has developed and delivered many projects that work with young people excluded from school and also with young people in care. Sally is an Associate Lecturer at Falmouth University where she teaches on both the BA Theatre and BA Dance and Choreography courses.