Wendy Houstoun is a London based director, choreographer and performance
maker who was worked with experimental movement
and theatre forms since 1980.
Her solo works Haunted Daunted and Flaunted, Happy Hour , The 48 Almost Love Lyrics and Desert Island Dances and 50 ACTS have all toured in Europe , Australia and the US. Long term collaboraters are composer John Avery, lighting designer Nigel Edwards who also act as directorial voices.
Collaborative work with companies and individual artists include:
Lloyd Newson and DV8 Physical Theatre , Tim Etchells and Forced Entertainment , Charlotte Vincent and Vincent Dance Company, film-maker David Hinton, dancer Jonathan Burrows, composer Matteo Fargion, performer Nigel Charnock, dancer Rachel Krische, artist Terry O’Connor , performance artist Rose English, Gloria Theatre, Lumiere & Son Theatre, Ludus Dance Comapany in theatre and site specific pieces , films and installations.
She has taught open workshops internationally and in the UK and continues to develop a mentoring role with independent artists.
She has received a Time Out Award for her performance in ” If Only..” with DV8 Physical theatre, a Paul Hamlyn Award for Performance, a Golden Sun Award for her film Touched made with David Hinton, a TMA award for her piece 50 ACTS
and was nominated for a Critics Circle Award for the same piece. She recently received a Critics Award for Pact with Pointlessness.
Wendy has made pieces for Candoco Dance Company ( Imperfect Storm), Yorke Dance Project ( Home on The Range ), VCAM in Melbourne ( Macbeth ) Antonia Grove and Probe ( Small Talk ) as well as directing two projects in Sydney :
In the Dark – with Independent dancers at The Performance Space
and No Success Like Failure for The Fondue Set.
She is currently working on a new piece for 5 women called Stupid Women.