WHO ARE WE?
Shapes in Motion have been moving professional movers since 2010 and have built up extremely strong industry connections with a multitude of creatives, movement practitioners, companies, facilitators and all sorts of movers & makers of movement over the years. In 2016 we formed the MoCap Troupe, a group of emerging MoCap performers, who are now killing it within the MoCap industry! Now in 2022 The Troupe are expanding covering further areas of Movement in Performance, nurturing emerging talent and supporting those with a mass of experience also. Welcome to The Shapes in Motion Troupe of Movers & Makers.
The Troupe are a combination of professional and agent represented actors, physical performers and creative practitioners who are highly experienced in an array of movement specialisms from Motion Capture to Dance, Physical Theatre to Parkour, Aerial to Puppetry, Combat to Mime, Creature Performance to Fitness and so much more …
We meet regularly to connect, network, move and train together in terms of fitness and continued professional development in all aspects of Movement & Performance and can be called upon for Theatre, TV, Film, Animation, VR, XR, Live Performance, Photographic and other creative projects.
The Troupe are coordinated by Movement Director & Creative Sarah Perry, who works closely with all members to support, develop and help sustain their relevant skills. Sarah also works closely with directors, agents & casting directors to recommend performers for specific projects and productions.
Our community of Movers & Makers is continually growing, so do get in touch if you would like to join or find out more.
HOW CAN WE WORK WITH YOU?
If you are a Casting Director, Director, Producer, Production Company, Motion Capture Studio or Creative looking to cast/recruit an individual or a group of performers or require movement specialists who are perhaps use to working together, then we are the go-to Troupe for you.
We can recommend individuals to Directors & Casting Directors who we think may be a great fit for your project, we’ll pass on their details for you to get in touch with their Agents or them directly. Please note, Shapes in Motion is not an agency; we are here to support the individual and the industry.
Movement Director Sarah Perry can be booked as a movement coordinator on your project to work with the Troupe and other cast & creative members on and off set to organise any potential trainings necessary for the project and to rehearse, coach and workshop particular characters, creatures, moments, movement scenes or concepts.
SPOTLIGHT ON… ROSIE BELL
Welcome to Shapes in Motion’s Spotlight On… Our Troupe of regular Shapes in Motion: Movers & Makers range from Actors, Dancers, MoCap Performers, Movement Tutors, emerging Movement Directors & Choreographers, Directors, Makers of Movement and so much more.
Here we have long-time Dancer & Actor and now emerging Choreographer Rosie Bell. We asked Rosie a few questions – this is what she had to say…
Who are you and what do you do?
I am an Aussie gal living in London. I work as a dancer, choreographer and actor .
Tell us a little bit about your movement & performance passions
I have a passion for telling stories through movement and I love the magical world of film..
What are you currently working on?
I have been choreographing music videos for various bands, dancing at Glyndebourne and have recently wrapped filming for a new Netflix TV show.
Tell us a little bit about your experience with Shapes in Motion
I met Movement Director & Shapes in Motion founder Sarah Perry when I first moved to London almost 6 years ago. A friend recommended her workshops and because I didn’t know many people, I thought it would be a good place to start. The troupe was one of my first tastes of community in London. Sarah introduced me to the world of Mocap and to loads of other performers and creatives!.
What’s your dream job?
I have two – the first is choreographing a movie musical and the second is starring in a TV series..
What has been one of your creative highlights?
Dancing as a backup dancer for Anastacia on her European tour.
What has been one of your most creative challenges?
Working for a tricky choreographer who didn’t exactly know what he wanted so we expelled a lot more energy than was necessary.
Pearls of wisdom for an emerging performer?
Keep on going! ‘It’s not rejection – it’s redirection’ .
How can we find out more about you?