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, Cscape also develop and deliver engaging and inspiring education and community focussed projects bringing dance and theatre directly into people’s lives.

Currently Cscape are working on a project called Imaginarium which focuses 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 story and 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 information.

Sally has been involved in all the company’s productions to date: Tree as Producer and choreographer; Project Neptune at Trebah Gardens Movement Director for Cousin Jack's Theatre Company; Hansel and Gretel at Heligan Choreographer and Co-Producer; Neptunalia at Trebah Gardens as Producer; Taste as Choreographer and Producer; Somersault Festival Neptune performance as Choreographer; Glendurgan Gold as Choreographer and Performer; The Venus Flower and other Stories as Choreographer and Creative Producer; If the Shoe Fits as Tour manager and Performer; Tin Violin, a collaboration with BishBashBosh as Choreographer and Performer; Global Gardens as Co-Director, Producer and Choreographer; When the Shops Shut as a Performer; Enjoy Your Stay as Choreographer and Performer; Don John with Kneehigh Theatre as a Performer; Treading Water as Choreographer; Below as a Performer; Guilty Fingers as a Performer; Coathooks and Corridors as Co-Choreographer and Performer; Landings as a Performer; Road to the Beach with Motionhouse Dance Theatre as a Performer; Blonde as a Performer; After Dark, Polperro Festival as Co-Choreographer and Performer; Within these Walls as Choreographer and Performer.

Work with other companies includes: 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.

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.

Please click here to watch Cscape's trailer for Tree, part of their Imaginarium project.

Visit Cscape's website HERE & their social media: FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM & TWITTER

Cscape - Photo: Steve Tanner
Taste - Photo: Steve Tanner
Neptunalia - Photo: Perran Tremewan


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